President Abbas’s recent visit to Doha, Qatar, was a result of an invitation from the prince to discuss expanding the Palestinian Authority’s influence in the Gaza Strip after the war. US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, had previously suggested that Abbas prepare for the post-war period by forming a more representative government and developing plans for reform and rehabilitation.
According to reports, during his visit, Abbas briefed Blinken on ongoing preparations for a new government, a rehabilitation plan, and reforms to the PA’s administrative, legal, and economic systems. Hamas officials expressed their willingness to cooperate with the Palestinian Authority on rebuilding the Gaza Strip but emphasized the need for a government and Reconstruction Authority that includes a range of Palestinian political forces and independent national figures.
Hamas pledged not to disrupt efforts to rebuild the Strip and support its residents in recovering from the effects of the war. The visit highlighted the ongoing efforts to address post-war challenges in Gaza and the importance of cooperation between Palestinian political forces for the region’s reconstruction.