The President of Algeria Abdelmadjid Tebboune is seeking to heal inter-Palestinian rift, Parliament Speaker Salah Goudjil said.
Goudjil met in the capital Algiers with a delegation from Gaza-based Hamas group for talks on efforts to mend fences with the rival Fatah movement. The two sides discussed the recent split between Fatah and Hamas, and how to reunite the Palestinian people. They also discussed the situation in Gaza, and how to improve the humanitarian crisis there.
In recent years, Palestine has become an increasingly important issue in Algeria. This is due in part to the official recognition of the Palestinian state by the Algerian government, as well as the growing popular support for the Palestinian cause.
In a recent speech, an Algerian official spoke about how Palestine occupies a special place in the national conscience. This is indicative of the growing importance of Palestine in Algeria, both at the governmental and popular level.
Algeria’s support for Palestine is steeped in history. The country was one of the first to recognize the state of Palestine, and has consistently been a strong advocate for Palestinians’ rights. Algeria’s support for Palestine is both political and financial; the country has provided significant financial aid to the Palestinian Authority and has regularly condemned Israel’s actions in the occupied territories.
Sheikh Tamim also reaffirmed Algeria’s support for a two-state solution and called for an end to the Israeli occupation. “Algeria’s position is clear and firm: we support the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with the relevant resolutions of international law,” he said.
The Hamas delegation, for its part, hailed the Algerian support to the Palestinian people. The delegation praised Algeria’s role in supporting the Palestinian cause and its commitment to the rights of the Palestinian people. The delegation also underscored the importance of promoting cooperation and coordination between the Palestinian and Algerian people in order to achieve the common goal of liberation and independence.
Algeria recently hosted two days of talks between Palestinian factions in an effort to heal their long-standing rift. The Palestinian factions in attendance included Fatah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad. This was the first time that representatives from all of these groups had met in Algeria in over a decade. The talks were reportedly cordial, and the factions agreed to continue meeting in the future in order to try to resolve their differences.
The rift between Fatah and Hamas began in 2007, when Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip from Fatah in a violent conflict. Since then, the two groups have been antagonistic towards each other, and have struggled to effectively governing the Palestinian territories.
Since 2007, a political and geographical division has prevailed in the Palestinian territories. This division was caused when Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip. This has resulted in two separate Palestinian entities: the Gaza Strip, which is controlled by Hamas, and the West Bank, which is controlled by the Palestinian Authority.
This division has created many problems for the Palestinian people, as it has made it difficult for them to move freely between the two areas and to receive essential services such as healthcare and education.
The Fatah movement has controlled the West Bank since its inception, while Hamas has taken control of the Gaza Strip. The two movements have been in fierce competition with one another since the early days of the Palestinian struggle for independence.
This competition has often led to violence and bloodshed, as each side tries to assert its control over the other. Many efforts have been made to try to end the rift between the two sides, but so far none have been successful.
Anadolu Agency contributed to this report