MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Anadolu news agency, the initiative envisages Hamas' readiness to dissolve an administrative committee that it established in March and which coordinates the activity of Gaza's public institutions, as soon as the unity government assumes office in the Gaza Strip. Fatah has repeatedly called for committee's dissolution, claiming that it prevents the unity government from operating in the area.
On Wednesday, Salah al-Bardawil, a member of Hamas’s influential political bureau said that the new push for intra-Palestinian reconciliation was necessary due to "the voices of the Palestinian masses who revolted in Jerusalem and won the Battle of the Al-Aqsa Gates."
In January, Fatah and Hamas agreed to form a unity government after a three-day talks in Moscow, however no further success has been achieved so far.
Earlier this week, media reported that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas held talks with a Hamas delegation on possible reconciliation in Ramallah on Tuesday.
Last week, Israeli authorities decided to remove the restrictions at the entrances to the Temple Mount in a bid to ease Arab-Israeli tensions, however, Palestinians continued clashing with police. On July 28, media reported that Israeli authorities renewed restrictions on the access to the Temple Mount and banned men under 50 from entering the site for Friday prayers.