- Hamas Political Bureau Deputy Chief Hails Moscow's Support for Intra-Palestinian Dialogue
Hamas Political Bureau Deputy Chief Hails Moscow's Support For Intra-Palestinian Dialogue
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Mon 11th February 2019 | 10:16 PM
Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook, the deputy chief of the Political Bureau of the Hamas Islamist movement and the head of the movement's delegation to the ongoing talks in Moscow, praised in his comments to Sputnik Russia's support for the intra-Palestinian dialogue, saying that the Palestinians trusted the country's approach toward the matter
Moscow, is currently hosting the third intra-Palestinian meeting, which began earlier on Monday and will last through Wednesday. Ahead of the meeting, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that it expected 10 Palestinian movements to be represented at the talks.
.. We trust Moscow, leaders here, especially Foreign Minister [Sergey Lavrov] and [Deputy Foreign Minister] Mikhail Bogdanov. They are very positive with our cause," Abu Marzook said.
In 2007, a deadly conflict between Fatah, then dominating party in Palestine, and the Hamas Islamist movement resulted in the split of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas taking over the Gaza Strip. The West Bank is still controlled by Fatah.