The Arab transitional parliament hopes that a national unity government can be formed as soon as possible, in accordance with what has been agreed upon by both Fatah and Hamas in the Saudi Arabian city of Makkah.
In a statement, Head of the parliament Mohammad Alsaqer called on the international community to work on lifting the ā€˜repressiveā€™ economic embargo on the Palestinian people in order to pave the way for a Palestinian statehood with Jerusalem as its capital.

Alsaqer described the Makkah deal as an ā€˜important step towards national Palestinian conciliationā€™. He expressed the Parliamentā€™s congratulations for such a ā€˜great achievementā€™ that will spare Palestinian bloodshed and lay the foundation for further steadfastness in the face of the Israeli occupation.

The Makkah deal between rival Palestinian factions came last Thursday after scores of Palestinians were killed and hundreds others wounded in one of the fiercest gun battles in recent months.

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