Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, and the Fateh movement agreed on Saturday to end tension and to end the in-fight between members of the two movements.



During an urgent meeting held on Saturday morning, the two movements agreed to hold talks to solve their differences instead of engaging in gun battles.

The urgent meeting was held in Beit Lahia Project, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

Mohammad Abu Askar, one of Hamas leaders, said after the meeting that the “conflict has been contained”, and that the two movements agreed to use dialog as the only means to resolve their differences.

Abu Askar added that the two movements have also agreed to remove the roadblocks installed by members of the two movements in different areas, and to end all sorts of public display of weapons.  

Abu Askar also said that the two movements have agreed to form an investigation committee to reveal the causes of the tension and to solve the conflict in peaceful means.

“There are some external parties that are trying to inflame conflicts between Hamas and Fateh”, Abu Askar stated, “Attacks were carried out against the houses of leaders and senior members from the two movements, these attacks only serve the Israeli interests”.

Over the last several days, armed members of the two movements exchanged fire and engaged in gun battles with the Palestinian Police and Security forces. Three Palestinians were killed and at least twelve others were injured during the clashes.

Fateh was represented in the talks by Jamal Abu Al Jidian, leader of the Al Aqsa Brigades in northern Gaza, Salim Abu Atiyya, in charge of Crossings Security, Fayez Abu Atiyya, and Hasan Abu Hlayyil, one of the leaders of the Al Aqsa Brigades.

Hamas was represented by Fathi Hammad, a Palestinian Legislator, and two senior leaders identified as Imad Theeb and Mohammad Abu Askar.