Hamas to free Fatah prisoners

2012-11-25 21:23

Gaza City - Gaza's ruling Hamas movement is to release all prisoners from the rival Fatah movement detained in connection with the political dispute between them, a spokesperson says.

"The Hamas government has decided to pardon all cases against Fatah members which are related to the internal division since 2006," Hamas government spokesperson Taher al-Nunu said.

He said the government had decided to set up a committee "to implement this decision and establish a new stage of reconciliation."

Interior ministry spokesperson Islam Shahwan said there were 22 Fatah members in jail in Gaza.

The move comes just days after Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas telephoned Gaza's Hamas premier Ismail Haniya to congratulate him "on his victory and (offer) condolences for the martyrs."

The conversation between the two rival Palestinian leaders came after an Egyptian-brokered truce with Israel ended eight days of fighting in and around Gaza, in which 166 Palestinians and six Israelis died.

  • mark.webb.50 - 2012-11-25 21:59

    what victory are they talking about

      glen.e.huysamer - 2012-11-25 22:15

      Yep, quite freaking bazaar some of these news24 articles...???? Hamas government jailers of their political rivals.... this Palestinian/ Gaza/ Hamas is a freaking Islamist religious side show, directed by evil itself.

      jack.blacking.56 - 2012-11-25 22:20

      This is such a joke. Hamas/Fatah Christians/Protestants Muslims/Jews What makes you people think your better than each other, you are all a f'ing joke. Get a life.

  • rude.awakning - 2012-11-25 22:10

    condolences to the families affected by the loss of lives on both sides!

  • Gcodi Matshona - 2012-11-25 22:50

    @mark read the article again,but this time slowly

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-26 06:49

      Two groups of people resented and opposed the creation of an Israeli homeland for the Jewish people after the horrors of World War II, notwithstanding that the amount of land was a tiny, minuscule slither relative to the vast lands of the one group, and Jewish people had inhabited that land for millennia. Guess which groups that was, and is. Racist Muslims like Gcodi and White Supremacists.

  • - 2012-11-26 06:31

    Contrary to Hamas' claim that there are no bombshelters in Gaza, Pat Condell correctly points out that Hamas leadership have personal bombshelters to hide in as they send out their people to engage Israel.

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