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Egypt: Hamas and Fatah sign deal to end Gaza division01:57

Egypt: Hamas and Fatah sign deal to end Gaza division

Egypt, Cairo
October 12, 2017 at 21:47 GMT -00:00 · Published

Palestinian political factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal in Cairo on Thursday, seemingly ending their decade-long rift.Under the agreement, brokered by Egypt, Hamas and Fatah agreed to cede control over Gaza to a government of national unity which will have to come into force by December 1st. The two sides also agreed that the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt would be operated by the guards of Fatah-led Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas by November 1.Gaza and West Bank have been administered separately since 2007, respectively by Hamas and the Fatah-ruled Palestinian Authority (PA), after Hamas took the area over, sparking a conflict known as the Palestinian Civil War.

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Palestinian political factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal in Cairo on Thursday, seemingly ending their decade-long rift.Under the agreement, brokered by Egypt, Hamas and Fatah agreed to cede control over Gaza to a government of national unity which will have to come into force by December 1st. The two sides also agreed that the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt would be operated by the guards of Fatah-led Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas by November 1.Gaza and West Bank have been administered separately since 2007, respectively by Hamas and the Fatah-ruled Palestinian Authority (PA), after Hamas took the area over, sparking a conflict known as the Palestinian Civil War.

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