Hamas and Fatah sign reconciliation deal

Hamas and Fatah sign reconciliation deal


Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas signed a reconciliation deal on Thursday in the presence of Egyptian intelligence officials after talks in Cairo, according to a video broadcast on Palestinian media.

The two sides agreed to complete the handover of administrative control of Gaza to a unity government by Dec 1, a statement from Egypt’s state information service said.

It has been also decided to hand over responsibility for the Rafah border crossing in Gaza to the unity government on Nov 1, according to sources.


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