Palestinian factions trade blame as unity talks postponed

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2024

CAIRO/RAMALLAH: Reconciliation talks between Hamas and Fatah due to be held in China this month have been delayed and no new date has been set, Palestinian officials said on Monday, underlining dim chances of Palestinian unity even as Israel presses its Gaza offensive.

After hosting a meeting of Palestinian factions in April, China said Fatah - which is led by President Mahmoud Abbas - and Hamas had expressed the will to seek reconciliation through unity talks in Beijing.

Officials from Fatah and Hamas had previously said the follow-up meeting would be in mid-June.