Beit-ul-Moqaddas (IP) - The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) formed a committee to pursue national talks with the Fatah movement and other Palestinian groups.

Iran Press/Middle East: Hamas called for the speedy holding of comprehensive Palestinian dialogue sessions, in order to agree on a national road map to achieve partnership and reconciliation, while Fatah affirmed that it would immediately start a dialogue with the factions.

The Hamas movement said in a statement that the committee would be chaired by Saleh al-Arouri, deputy head of Hamas' political bureau and consisting of six members of the movement in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and outside Palestine.

At the Istanbul meeting on September 22, the two Palestinian movements also stressed the need for continued efforts to defend the rights and interests of the Palestinian people and to face the threats and challenges of advancing until the establishment of an independent Palestinian state in the capital, Jerusalem.
According to Palestinian sources, the next meeting of the leaders of the Palestinian groups will be held in Doha, Qatar.

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