Press ReleaseAn Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) - sponsored 3-point agreement between the Fattah Movement and the Hamas Movement was announced last night, following the visit by the OIC Secretary General, Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, to the Palestinian territories, where he met President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen in Ramallah and Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza.
Three-point agreement for calm in the Palestinian territories sponsored by the OIC secretary general
The three points are: that comprehensive calm should return in the Palestinian territories through the withdrawal of all weapons and the ending of all marches; that an independent judicial committee made up of 5 judges (1 judge each to be appointed by Hamas and Fattah and 3 judges to be appointed by the OIC) be constituted to investigate all past incidences; and that national dialogue among all factions, particularly between Fattah and Hamas, should be resumed without any preconditions.
President Mamoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh have both agreed that the OIC and its Secretary General should play a pivotal role in the implementation of this agreement and the realization of the 3 objectives mentioned.
Jeddah: 19 December 2006