The visit of President Abbas to the capital of Qatar, Doha, comes at the invitation of the prince in order to examine the expansion of the Palestinian Authority’s influence in the Gaza Strip after the war.
US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, suggested to Abu Mazen in one of his last visits, to prepare for the day after the war and not wait until its end. He proposed to establish a government that is more representative of the Palestinian people, and to develop a plan for reform and rehabilitation.
According to the reports, Abu Mazen briefed Blinken on his last visit about the ongoing preparations for the formation of the new government, the rehabilitation plan and another plan to reform the PA’s administrative, legal and economic systems.
Also, officials in the terrorist organization Hamas claimed that they welcome the cooperation with the Palestinian Authority in regards to the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, but it is necessary to understand at every step the nature of the body that will oversee the reconstruction and its work system.
Hamas demanded the establishment of a national reference for the government and the Reconstruction Authority, in which various Palestinian political forces and independent national figures participate. According to the reports, Hamas has pledged not to disrupt these efforts aimed at rebuilding the Strip and helping the residents of Gaza deal with the effects of the war.