Hamas: Deal reached with Palestinian rival Fatah
Original story at aljazeera.com• 2 mentions • 1 week ago
aljazeera.com 1 week ago
Palestinian rival factions Hamas and Fatah have reached a deal over political reconciliation, Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh said in a statement on Thursday without providing further details. Further information will be announced at a noon news conference (10GMT) in Cairo, where unity talks between the rival factions began on Tuesday. "Fatah and Hamas reached an agreement at dawn today upon a generous Egyptian sponsorship," Haniyeh said in a statement. The Western-backed mainstream Fatah party lost control of Gaza to Hamas in fighting in 2007. But last month Hamas agreed to cede powers in Gaza to President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah-backed government ...