The Palestinian Foreign Minister, Ahmad Abu Al Ghiet, told Egyptian media on Thursday that the Palestinian internal condition is now worse than ever.

He also said that his country will continue to make efforts to bring the Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas together in an agreement that will serve the best interests of the Palestinians.

Abu Al Ghiet also announced that his country is making great efforts to end the seven-month siege Israel has imposed on the Gaza strip. He said, ‘the humanitarian conditions in Gaza are very bad and against all international human right law.’

The Hamas movement won the Palestinian elections in 2006. Months later, Hamas formed the first Palestinian national unity government.

In June 2007, Hamas ended seven months of bloody infighting with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party by forcibly taking over the Gaza strip. Israel has since placed the Gaza strip under total siege.