Abbas claims he is ready to travel to Gaza to seal a national unity deal with Hamas, as pressure mounts on leaders.
RAMALLAH: Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in major West Bank cities and in Gaza Strip on Tuesday, calling for unity between the Fatah-controlled West Bank and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.
The demonstrators waved the flag of Palestine and shouted with slogans for the restoration of national unity and chanted "People want to end division!"
Hisham Dwaikat, one of the coordinators of the “March 15 Youth Movement” told Arab News that they will set up tents in Ramallah’s Al-Manara square “to pressure Fatah and Hamas to end their internal split.”
Dwaikat added that the organized that rallies in West Bank and Gaza Strip “for the sake of restoring unity on the way towards liberation.”
He added that the campaign to forge Palestinian unity was launched several weeks ago by youth groups on Facebook and other social networking sites. more