Abbas to meet Khaled Mashaal

Friday, September 29, 2006 |  by Staff Writer
Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestinian Authority, who is currently visiting Qatar, will hold talks with Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal on a proposed Hamas-Fatah unity government. Also the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will be talked about. Heavy pressure from the rulers of Qatar is exerted on Abbas and Mashaal to patch up their differences and to pave the way for establishment of a national unity government. Qatar stepped in as mediator after Egypt failed to resolve the dispute between Fatah and Hamas.

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