|Hamas and Fatah agree to stop propaganda war and end incitement||
Rival Palestinian movements Fatah and Hamas have agreed to stop the misinformation war between them and to resume implementing the terms of national reconciliation soon, media reported on Monday.
According to a statement issued after a recent national gathering by independent Palestinian figures, the leaders of both movements have agreed to stop spreading propaganda and any piece of misinformation that spoils the political atmosphere between them.
The statement described how a number of the independent figures first met with the Palestinian Prime Minister in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, and from there they phoned Hamas chief Khalid Meshaal and the head of Fatah’s parliamentary bloc, Azzam Al-Ahmed. They all agreed to resume the implementation of the terms of national reconciliation soon.
On behalf of Fatah, Al-Ahmed said that he received a phone call from the national independents affirming Hamas’s acceptance to this agreement on stopping propaganda and incitement.
Israel to demolish entire neighborhood near Jerusalem
Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the Popular Resistance Committees, Hani Halabiya, said that the occupation authorities distributed the evacuation orders ahead of demolishing all the houses owned by the Bedouin families in Al-Baba Mountain, who have been living there since 1967.
According to The Middle East Monitor, Halabiya noted that the ultimatum given to the families is to evacuate their homes in less than ten days. Furthermore, the order also includes evacuating barns full of hundreds of domesticated animals that help to sustain the livelihood of the Bedouin families.
The area of the neighborhood is approximately 1,000 dunams and contains dozens of small houses for about 350 Bedouin residents, as well as a kindergarten. All the residents will become homeless.
The 40 Bedouin families of this neighborhood belong to Al-Jahalin tribe, which was evicted from the Negev by Israeli forces in the 1950s, and displaced again after the 1967 war to finally settle in the Al-Baba Mountain region. The Israeli occupation aims to demolish the neighborhood ahead of land confiscation plans, in preparation for the expansion of the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim and to extend the separation wall, according to Turkey's Anadolu Agency.
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