Jerusalem – Ma’an – "The agreement between Abbas and Haniyeh is based on five points: the resignation of the current government, the establishment of a Palestinian state in the 1967 lands, the application of the Cairo agreement including the truce, the PLO as the legitimate representative of Palestinian people, the respect of the Palestinian Authority’s commitments and that the incoming government be the right hand of the president in order to help him apply his program," the Fatah spokesman in the West Bank told Ma’an on Wednesday.
Fatah spokesman Jamal Nazzal told our correspondent in Jerusalem that the agreement speaks about the Arab initiative and international law. The Arab initiative refers to the agreement reached at the Arab summit in Beirut in 2002 in which the Arab states agreed to recognise the State of Israel, and normalise relations with Israel, in exchange for an Israeli withdrawal to the ’67 borders.
Nazzal also described the incoming national unity government as the biggest victory of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) since 1974, which he considers a great year. 1974 was the year that the PLO was made a permanent observer at the United Nations and officially recognised as the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people.
Nazzal added that "today, Hamas is returning to the PLO fold. It is a victory for the PLO and it is an accomplishment to Hamas as this reflects a new realistic interpretation for international relations".