Thursday, Sept. 03
Latest News
  1. Death toll in IS Yemen mosque attack rises to 32
  2. Netanyahu defends Iran deal fight after Obama secures support
  3. Security sources: 4 Turkish police killed in PKK bombing
  4. Hungary's Orban: Migrant crisis is German, not European problem
  5. WHO: Liberia declared free of Ebola - again
  6. Official: over 230,000 refugees arrive in Greece this year
  7. Guatemalan president resigns over corruption firestorm
  8. Double suicide attack kills 30 in North Cameroon
  9. Italy PM says Europe 'cannot just get emotional' about migrants
  10. Court: Two British reporters held in Turkey to be released
  11. Chung claims 'fraud' in FIFA presidential poll
  12. Obama expected to press Saudi King on conflicts in Syria, Yemen
  13. UN: 13 million children denied education by Mideast wars
  14. Drowned toddler sparks fresh horror over Europe migrant crisis
  15. IS claims Yemen Shiite mosque attack that killed 28
  16. US calls for release of Chinese rights activists
  17. Trial of Congolese rebel opens with gruesome images
  18. Gunmen kills 2 Yemeni staff of Red Cross
  19. Iran to confiscate cars of 'poorly veiled' women
  20. 'At least 50 dead' in Shebab attack on AU base

Haniyeh: Details of security forces reconciliation worked out

May 16, 2014 12:26 P.M. (Updated: May 17, 2014 2:12 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said on Thursday evening that Hamas had agreed to the details of the reunification of security forces with Fatah, resolving a key obstacle in the implementation of the national reconciliation agreement.

"We agreed on all the details of the security file, we are committed to what we signed. We will not allow the return of security disorder to the Gaza Strip," Haniyeh said in a graduation ceremony in the besieged coastal enclave.

"We will not give up the weapon of resistance, and we will not forsake resistance," Haniyeh added, stressing that Hamas "will not depart the position of manliness and dignity and will remain loyal soldiers of Palestine."

Haniyeh added that no employees in Gaza will be fired after the unity government is formed, explaining that "we will work on the basis of partnership, and will build security forces in the West Bank and Gaza."

The development of two independent Palestinian security forces -- one under Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the other under the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority in the West Bank -- has been a key issue as both parties attempt to work out a national reconciliation plan agreed upon in late April.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015