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Gaza factions suspend popular activities to advance mediation efforts

Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip agreed to suspend popular activities until mid-September, to allow the mediators’ efforts for the reconstruction process to succeed.
Supporters of Islamic Jihad distribute sweets to celebrate the escape of six Palestinians from an Israeli prison, Rafah, Gaza Strip, Sept. 6, 2021.

Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip have suspended their popular activities on the border fence with Israel in order to give room to regional mediation efforts to achieve some progress in lifting the siege.

In a Sept. 6 press statement, the spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committees in the Gaza Strip, Abu Mujahid, said that the Palestinian factions agreed to give the Egyptian and Qatari mediation efforts until mid-September as a deadline to lift the siege imposed on Gaza and implement the agreements stipulated in the cease-fire that ended the latest round of violence in Gaza May 21. 

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