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Text of Doha Declaration

Gulf Times February 7, 2012


    The following is the unofficial text of the
    Doha Declaration of Palestinian Reconciliation:

Under the patronage of HH the Emir of the State of
Qatar and based on the reconciliation accord held in
Cairo under the auspices of the sisterly Arab Republic
of Egypt between the Palestinian President Mahmoud
Abbas and Chief of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance
Hamas Politburo Khalid Mishal, a meeting was held
between them in Doha on 05/02/2012 where a review was
made of the steps taken so far to implement the
reconciliation accord, related mechanisms and the
obstacles which hindered its execution, and the need to
overcome them was stressed.

And out of a spirit of responsibility, frankness,
transparency and insistence on honest and accurate
implementation of all articles of the reconciliation
accord it was agreed on the following:

First: To continue the steps to revitalise and develop
the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) through the
reformation of the Palestinian National Council (PNC)
consistent with the presidential and legislative

It was also agreed to hold the second meeting of the
ad-hoc committee on revitalising and developing the
Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in Cairo on

Second: Forming the Palestinian National Reconciliation
Government of technocrats under President Mahmoud Abbas
and which would be in charge of facilitating the
presidential and legislative elections and start the
reconstruction of Gaza.

Third: Stressing the need to continue the works of the
committees which have been formed - namely the Public
Freedom Committee (assigned to tackling the dossiers of
the detainees, institutions, freedom of travel, the
return of the national cadres to the Gaza Strip, the
passports of travel and freedom of action) and the
Community Reconciliation Committee.

In this context, President Mahmoud Abbas informed those
meeting that 64 detainees were released within the
framework of the accord on releasing all the detainees.

Fourth: Asserting on implementing what have been agreed
upon in Cairo to start the work of the Central
Elections Committee in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip
and Al Quds.

President Mahmoud Abbas and Khalid Mishal expressed
their deep thanks and appreciation to the efforts HH
the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has
exerted for completing the reconciliation process and
ending the partition and division on the Palestinian
arena to contribute to enhancing the Palestinian
national unity for maintaining steadfastness,
terminating the occupation and enabling the Palestinian
people to restore and regain all their legitimate
rights, including the establishment of their
independent Palestinian state with Al Quds as-Sharif as
its capital.


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