Sunday, March 20, 2011

Where in Gaza would Abbas stay?

From Ma'an:
President Mahmoud Abbas has sent three delegates to the Gaza Strip in order to arrange for his stay in the besieged enclave, Palestinian officials said Saturday.

Abbas announced Wednesday that he was ready to travel to Gaza to negotiate a unity agreement with his rival party Hamas, which has been in control on the coastal strip since 2007.

Immediately after the announcement, the Hamas leadership welcomed the initiative saying they would make the needed arrangements for the visit.

But given that most the Palestinian Authority’s institutions in Gaza are under Hamas’ control including the presidential headquarters, Abbas may have a hard time finding a place to stay.
May I suggest the Grand Palace Hotel, which may be visited at www.grandpalace.ps?

The Grand Palace features Internet access, luxury accommodations, well-appointed meeting rooms and easy access to the beautiful beach. It even has redundant generators for when the power goes out from Hamas not paying their bills.