Yesterday a joint Hamas-Fatah delegation carried out a tour of Gaza City in order to follow up implementation of the ceasefire they concluded Saturday.
Representatives of both factions watched out for breaches of the ceasefire, exchanged release of each other’s abducted members and helped removal of all gunmen from rooftops in the city.
Despite action on the ground, an executive force member was reportedly abducted in the Talatini Street. Islam Shahwan, spokesman of the force, believed that the PA military intelligence service was behind the abduction.
Meanwhile, the Hamas’s military wing, Izzeldin Elqassam, gave an ultimatum of three days to Palestinian presidential personnel believed to have attacked the Islamic University of Gaza over the weekend.
Earlier on Monday morning , the sound of gun fire was heard in different parts of Gaza. No further details were reported.
Such an atmosphere of calm comes as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will be meeting Khaled Mash’al, the political bureau chief of Hamas in MakkahTuesday. The meeting is upon an invitation of the Saudi Monarch, Abdullah Bin Abdelaziz, for Palestinians to settle their differences in the holy city.
Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya is expected to join the talks, as Mash’al said in a press conference in Damascus yesterday that he will help make the meeting successful by trying to reach an agreement on a national unity government.