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Palestinian unity talks in China postponed, Palestinian officials say

Palestinian unity talks in China postponed, Palestinian officials say

Palestinians fleeing with their belongings drive their vehicles in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on May 29, 2024. (Credits: Bashar Taleb/AFP)

Reconciliation talks between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, originally planned for this month in China, have been delayed with no new date set, officials from both factions told Reuters on Monday.

After hosting a meeting of Palestinian factions in April, China announced that Fatah, led by President Mahmoud Abbas, and Hamas were willing to pursue reconciliation through unity talks in Beijing. Officials from both factions had previously indicated the meeting would occur in mid-June.

Reconciliation talks between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, originally planned for this month in China, have been delayed with no new date set, officials from both factions told Reuters on Monday.After hosting a meeting of Palestinian factions in April, China announced that Fatah, led by President Mahmoud Abbas, and Hamas were willing to pursue reconciliation through...