Hamas and Fatah, the main rival Palestinian factions, have agreed to administer elections together. But experts think elections based on the Oslo Accords framework are futile.
There are various examples of how so-called ‘terrorist’ states or leaders can suddenly become clean simply through the normalising of ties with Israel.
Hamas official says the visit will review the recent intra-Palestinian talks in order to gather international support to ensure the reconciliation process succeeds.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has asked UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to convene the meeting early next year while criticising the recent decision of two Arab countries to normalise relations with Israel.
Two largest Palestinian factions agree to hold successive legislative, presidential and PLO central council elections within the next six months.
"We welcome the Turkish role to help us achieve reconciliation and end the division," head of Hamas resistance group Ismail Haniyah tells media in Istanbul. Meanwhile, Israel continues to target besieged enclave almost daily since August 6.
The joint press conference has been spurred by common opposition against US President Trump's controversial peace plan, which paves the way for Israel to annex territory in the occupied West Bank.
Fifty percent of Israelis support annexation, half of them only with US support, and
nearly 31 percent oppose annexation of Palestinian lands, says a new poll published by Israel Democracy Institute.
It is not clear what the announcement will mean for the Palestinian Authority and its administrative role in the lives of Palestinians under occupation.
President Mahmoud Abbas declares end to "agreements and understandings" signed with Israel and US, and turns over responsibility of occupied territories back to Israel, in response to Israel's plan to annex parts of occupied West Bank.
The ‘deal of the century’ presents an existential crisis for the Palestinian Authority.
Experts believe the plan does not give any real options to Palestinians, leaving them with no choice but to resist the Israeli occupation.
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