Russia welcomed yesterday the unity pledge reached between Fatah and Hamas, the two main leading Palestinian factions, who agreed to join ranks in fighting the imminent Israeli annexation plan.
“We are satisfied with yesterday’s press conference of Fatah and Hamas representatives, as they announced the decision to jointly defend interests of the Palestinian state based on the Palestine Liberation Organization platform,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, as quoted by the Russia Today news network.
“One of the key issues that need to be resolved for our common efforts to succeed is to restore the Palestinian unity,” he pointed out
He said Moscow was counting on “all Arab representatives to actively support this trend.”
On Thursday, Fatah Central Committee member, Jibril Rjoub, and Hamas deputy head, Saleh Arouri, said in a joint press conference that both movements should unit their ranks in fighting the Israel-American schemes for the Palestinian cause.
The development was motivated by both parties’ common opposition to US President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” peace plan.