Hamas, Fatah sign deal on Palestinian reconciliation

Hamas, Fatah sign deal on Palestinian reconciliation

Hamas, which controls Gaza and has fought Israel three times, said it was ready to cede control of Gaza's borders and allow the rival Palestinian Authority to take over the day-to-day running of the territory.

In a report Sunday, the London-based Pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat quoted "knowledgeable" Palestinian sources who said the two sides had agreed that major decisions such as signing a peace deal or starting a violent conflict with Israel would be made collectively.

It was signed in Cairo by Salah al-Aruri, new Hamas deputy leader and Azzam al-Ahmad, the head of the Fatah delegation for the talks, AFP reported.

If this deal succeeds, the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza will be reunited under one leadership for the first time since the Islamist militant group Hamas wrested control of the territory 10 years ago.

Attempts at reconciliation in recent years fell apart. "Our fate is the same, our suffering is one, and because of this our future is also shared". "Say yes to peace and no to joining hands with Hamas", he said. Much of the worldwide community has supported the rapprochement, believing that Palestinian unity will serve both to ease the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and enhance the prospects of jump-starting peace negotiations with Israel.

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Palestinians celebrate after Hamas said it reached a deal with Palestinian rival Fatah, in Gaza City, on October 12, 2017. But instead, the global community should have tried to "pull Hamas into a dialogue", Blair said in an interview for Donald Macintyre's "Gaza: Preparing for Dawn", which is set to be released in November.

The meaning of this truce is that Hamas will refrain from planning and executing attacks on Israelis living in the West Bank. Egypt has also agreed to provide fuel to the Gaza Strip for electricity generation.

The figure is however a fraction of the more than 20,000 police officers employed separately by Hamas.

Hamas has repeatedly refused to disarm and dismantle the 25,000-strong fighting force it controls in the Gaza Strip. It will see the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza operated by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas' presidential guards by November 1.

Hopes for the agreement, signed under the watchful eye of Egyptian intelligence, were tempered by the knowledge that many previous Palestinian initiatives have failed.

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