Friday, 7 February 2014

Fatah delegation arrives in Gaza

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Fatah Central Committee delegation arrived in Gaza on Friday as part of a visit to review the situation of Fatah in the coastal enclave.

Fatah spokesman in Gaza, Fayiz Abu Aita, told Ma'an that the delegation consisted of Nabil Shaath, Jamal Muheisin, Sakhr Bseisu and Muhammad al-Madani.

The delegation was greeted by Fatah and Hamas leaders, including Basim Naim, Ghazi Hamad, and Taher al-Nouno.

Abu Aita said that the delegation will examine the movement's internal organization and determine any difficulties faced by Fatah in Gaza.

The length and schedule of the visit have not yet been determined.

Last week, the leading body of the Fatah movement in the Gaza Strip submitted its resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas. more

Danish parliament leader to visit Gaza, bypass Israel

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The speaker for the Danish parliament Mogens Lykketoft is set to visit the West Bank and Gaza next week, Israeli media reported on Thursday.

The website for the Israeli channel 10 reported that Lykketoft will not meet any Israeli officials during the visit, which caused outrage in Israel.

Israeli Knesset leader, Yuli Edelstein, criticized the Danish official for visiting Gaza and Ramallah and not meeting Israeli officials, Channel 10 reported. more