The Palestinian Information Minister, Mustapha Barghouti, has underlined the possible consequences of the Hamas-Fatah battles.
“What is at stake here is that all the Palestinian authority could vanish completely if this fighting continues. That’s why the aim of everybody right now should be to stop the fighting and get back to talking to end this endless violence.”
Hamas is ignoring President Abbas’s pleas for a ceasefire. Fatah now believes other countries are behind the fighting.