Mecca Agreement Text

In my last post, about the Mecca Agreement, I provided a link to a website that provided the actual text of the agreement in English. Today, I noticed how immediately after a visit from what I believe to be an administrator of that website, the article I linked to suddenly disappeared.

I can only imagine that someone did not like having their site linked to a blog entry that reached the conclusion that my own did. I found other sites that I could link to instead, however I fear that the same thing could happen again.

So, as a public service, I decided to do a cut and paste and present the text here. If anyone wants to link to this entry, feel free to do so. I promise to not delete this post solely because I disagree with your viewpoint.


The Mecca agreement

Based on the generous initiative announced by Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz and under the sponsorship of his majesty, Fatah and Hamas Movements held in the period February 6-8, 2007 in Holy Mecca the dialogues of Palestinian conciliation and agreement and these dialogues, thanks to God, ended with success and an agreement was reached on the following:

-- First: to ban the shedding of Palestinian blood and to take all measures and arrangements to prevent the shedding of Palestinian blood and to stress the importance of national unity as the basis for national steadfastness and confronting the occupation and to achieve the legitimate national goals of the Palestinian people and adopt the language of dialogue as the sole basis for solving political disagreements in the Palestinian arena.

Within this context, we offer gratitude to the brothers in Egypt and the Egyptian security delegation in Gaza who exerted tremendous efforts to calm conditions in Gaza Strip in the past period.

-- Second: Final agreement to form a Palestinian national unity government according to a detailed agreement ratified by both sides and to start on an urgent basis to take the constitutional measures to form this government.

-- Third: to move ahead in measures to activate and reform the Palestine Liberation Organisation and accelerate the work of the preparatory committee based on the Cairo and Damascus Understandings.

It has been agreed also on detailed steps between both sides on this issue.

-- Fourth: to stress on the principle of political partnership on the basis of the effective laws in the PNA and on the basis of political pluralism according to an agreement ratified between both parties.

We gladly announce this agreement to the Palestinian masses and to the Arab and Islamic nation and to all our friends in the world. We stress our commitment to this agreement in text and spirit so that we can devote our time to achieve our national goals and get rid of the occupation and regain our rights and devote work to the main dossiers, mainly Jerusalem, refugees, Al-Aqsa mosque, prisoners and detainees and to confront the (West Bank separation) wall and settlements.


Blogger Little David said...

Some investigation on my part revealed that the problem with the link on my previous article about the Mecca Agreement was because of a problem with my link, not because the website took their article down.

2/13/2007 06:00:00 AM  

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