Abbas has met with Hamas leaders on the West Bank while a Fatah leader accuses Israel of trying to block moves towards national unity. This morning the IDF has launched yet another incursion into the Strip, this time near Khan Younis. No casualties reported so far.
A Palestinian official on Sunday accused Israel of working to thwart President Mahmoud Abbas' initiative to visit the Gaza Strip that aims to restore national unity.
"Israel is interested in blocking Abbas' choices regarding the reconciliation," said Azzam al-Ahmad, a senior leader of Abbas' Fatah party.
Abbas said recently that he would go to Gaza to declare a unity government with its rival the Hamas movement which has been controlling Gaza since it routed pro-Abbas forces in 2007. more