WORLD Palestinian factions to hold comprehensive national dialogue in Cairo

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Palestinian factions to hold comprehensive national dialogue in Cairo

Xinhua

22:15, February 01, 2021

RAMALLAH, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Palestinian factions will hold their comprehensive dialogue in Cairo on Feb. 8, a senior Palestinian official said on Monday.

Jibril Rajoub (Photo: AFP)

Secretary-General of Fatah Movement's Central Committee Jibril Rajoub said in a press statement that the Palestinian factions will arrive in Cairo on Feb. 7.

He added that his movement "goes to the comprehensive dialogue with open minds to achieve the Palestinian unity once again."

Meanwhile, the Islamic Hamas movement said in a press statement sent to Xinhua that it received an official invitation from the Egyptian broker calling the movement delegation to visit Cairo for the comprehensive Palestinian dialogue.

The Islamic Jihad movement, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Palestinian People's Party and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine confirmed in separate press statements that they received official invitations from Egypt to hold the comprehensive Palestinian dialogue.

On Jan. 15, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued a decree setting specific dates for holding the legislative and presidential elections, in addition to a vote for the Palestinian National Council.

Under the decree, legislative elections will be held on May 22, 2021, presidential elections on July 31, 2021, and the Palestinian National Council elections on Aug. 31, 2021.

The last legislative elections were held in the Palestinian territories in late 2006 when the Hamas movement, now ruler of Gaza, won a majority. Abbas was elected president of the Palestinian Authority in 2005.

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