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Analysts: Reconciliation held up by Egypt clashes

Jan. 27, 2013 10:55 A.M. (Updated: Jan. 27, 2013 10:08 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Reconciliation between Palestinian political factions will be held up by Egypt's security situation, as the parties won't do anything without Egyptian leadership, political analysts said Sunday.

More than 30 people were killed in Egypt protests on Saturday, following a day of anti-Mursi demonstrations on Friday, when nine people were killed.

Analyst Akram Atallah told Ma'an that while Egypt deals with internal issues, Palestinian parties Fatah and Hamas are unlikely to meet.

If Egypt does not bring the parties together, neither will initiate a meeting, he said.

Atallah said Hamas' invitation to the Central Elections Commission to visit Gaza this week is an attempt to put the ball in Fatah's court.

Updating the voter roll is not the same as implementing reconciliation, he pointed out.

Another analyst, Talal Okal, said the CEC invitation is a first step, but to hold national elections will require a further political decision.

While there is instability in Egypt, Palestinian factions will look for any excuse not to implement the reconciliation deal, he said.

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