The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) visit to Doha, Qatar, was led by President Abbas at the invitation of the prince. The purpose of the visit was to discuss expanding the PA’s influence in Gaza after the war. Prior to this meeting, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken had suggested that Abbas prepare for the post-war period by forming a more representative government and developing plans for reform and rehabilitation.
During the 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 PA on rebuilding Gaza but emphasized that any reconstruction efforts must include a range of Palestinian political forces and independent national figures.
Hamas pledged not to disrupt efforts to rebuild Gaza and support its residents in recovering from the effects of war. This visit served as a reminder of the ongoing challenges faced by Gaza after its devastating conflict and highlighted the importance of cooperation between Palestinian political forces for long-term stability in the region.