Hamas official says Cairo deal moving forward
Published Friday 08/06/2012 (updated) 09/06/2012 12:51
Palestinian officials met in May to prepare to hold elections.
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas leader Ismail Radwan said Thursday that officials were committed to easing restrictions in both the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Radwan's remarks came as officials met in Cairo to discuss the formation of a unity government they expect to announce on June 20, pending approval by Hamas and Fatah officials.
"As for the security issue, there will be a security committee sponsored by Egypt according to the Cairo agreement," he told Ma'an, referring to restrictions imposed on rival factions in the territories.
Hamas and Fatah have accused each other of making politically-motivated arrests while imposing other restrictions like banning partisan media, although the Cairo agreement, signed in May 2011, was meant to end such restrictions.