Factions: 2005 agreement on Rafah crossing is no longer valid

2005 agreement crossing

Prominent Palestinian factions on Wednesday said that “the 2005 agreement on the Rafah border crossing is expired and no longer valid, and its reinstatement would violate the national sovereignty and bring the Palestinians back to the foreign mandate.”

In a press release on Wednesday, the factions emphasized that the Rafah crossing is a Palestinian-Egyptian border passageway and there should be a common formula agreed upon by all parties to run it.

They added that their upcoming meeting to be held soon in Cairo must be a comprehensive and responsible national conference, based on the 2011 national consensus agreement that was signed in Cairo.

The factions also stressed the importance of accepting the principle of full partnership, especially with regard to joining any national institution, and ending the security coordination with Israel in accordance with the 2011 Cairo agreement and the resolutions issued in 2015 by the Central Council of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

The press release was issued by the Hamas Movement, the Islamic Jihad Movement, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Palestine Liberation Front, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command, As-Sa’iqa Organization, the National Initiative Movement, and Palestinian Democratic Union.

(Source / 09.11.2017)

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