Palestinian unity talks in China postponed, Palestinian officials say

By Thomson Reuters Jun 24, 2024 | 6:14 AM

CAIRO/RAMALLAH (Reuters) – Reconciliation talks between the rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah due to be held in China this month have been delayed and no new date has been set, Hamas and Fatah officials told Reuters on Monday.

After hosting a meeting of Palestinian factions in April, China said Fatah – which is led by President Mahmoud Abbas – and Hamas had expressed the will to seek reconciliation through unity talks in Beijing. Fatah and Hamas officials had previously said the meeting would take place in mid-June.

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi in Cairo and Ali Sawafta in Ramallah; Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Gareth Jones)