Reports said on Tuesday that clashes between Fatah
al-Sham and government force in the Southwestern parts of Damascus entered a new stage.
Moreover, Jabhat Fatah
al-Sham's alleged participation in massacres like at Adra in 2013 as Nusra Front has yet to fade from the memory of their critics and enemies.
Hamas has been the ruling authority in the Gaza Strip since 2007, when it won the parliamentary elections, defeating the then ruling Fatah
have the courage to implement the declaration?
Sources also said Abbas was planning to expel a number of Fatah
members including those present in Lebanon's refugee camps.
The radio stations in Gaza quoted Fatah
officials as saying they proposed possible holding of presidential and legislative elections.
Though shunned by the West, Hamas feels bolstered by the electoral gains of Islamist political movements in neighbouring Egypt and elsewhere in the region - a confidence reflected in the fact Friday's Fatah
demonstration was allowed to take place.
It remains to be seen how Fatah
and Hamas can reconcile their differing views on both internal governance and how to approach relations with Israel.
Around 5,000 Fatah
members in Gaza will participate in the celebrations, a senior Fatah
official in Gaza said Friday, and security at the events will be tightened to ensure celebrations go to plan.
Jamal Mhaisen, a member of the Fatah
Central Committee, said that the movement's decision-making body "ratified the decision after Dahlan failed to appeal his sacking decision.
controls the West Bank and Hamas rules Gaza, territory that Palestinians want for a future state culminating from peace negotiations with Israel.
Egypt is trying to reconcile rival factions Fatah
and Islamist Hamas and last week proposed holding elections during the first half of 2010 to allow more time to work out a power-sharing deal between the two rival groups.