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Qorei ready for truce talks with Hamas, Islamic Jihad in Gaza

Palestinian prime minister Ahmed Qorei said he planned to hold direct talks with armed factions such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad to discuss the possibility of a truce with Israel. “It must be clear to all that the Palestinian dialogue is ongoing and will not stop,” he told reporters on Wednesday. “We welcome a meeting with Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other forces.” Asked if would travel to meet the groups in their Gaza stronghold, Qorei said “yes,” but did not specify a date. Qorei indicated that he believed there could be a response to his overtures from Hamas, saying that “there are positive signs from (Hamas spiritual leader) Sheikh Ahmed Yassin and (political leader) Abdelaziz Rantissi as to the possibility of a real and efficient dialogue.” Full Story

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