Talks between the Hamas and Fatah delegations over the Yemeni initiative had resumed on Saturday in the Yemeni capital of San'a.A'zam al Ahmad, head of the Fatah bloc in the Palestinian Legislative Council and member of the movement's team in Yemen, had ruled out reaching an agreement between the two movements on Saturday stating that "I would challenge Hamas to approve the initiative today because it does not want national unity."

He added, "we have changed the agreement into four different options but Hamas refuses to sign."  He expressed hope that Hamas will change its stance, accusing some of the Arab countries of perpetuating the Palestinian crisis claiming that "our problem is not local but regional."

The two Palestinian movements had failed to reach an agreement in last Thursday's meeting and exchanged accusations regarding who is to blame for the current situation in Palestine.  Yemeni mediation efforts were undermined due to several controversial issues, but the last-minute efforts resulted in representatives of Hamas and Fatah resuming talks on Saturday.