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Hamas and Fatah meet in Cairo to continue reconciliation talks

Nov. 21, 2017 6:00 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 22, 2017 6:08 P.M.)
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RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Palestinian political factions are set to meet on Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt, in the newest round of national reconciliation talks, following the reconciliation agreement signed by feuding factions Hamas and Fatah in October.

Official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency reported that the “national dialogue” is to last for three days, and will review what has been achieved so far from the October agreement, and review elements from the failed 2011 agreement.

The topics up for discussion this week, according to Wafa, include holding presidential and legislative elections, security control in Gaza, reforming the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), government formation and reconciling families who lost loved ones when Hamas took over power in Gaza in 2007.

The Fatah-led PA) officially took over administrative control from Hamas of the border crossings in the besieged Gaza Strip earlier this month, as part of the continued transfer of power from Hamas to the Palestinian unity government.

Numerous attempts have been made in the past to reconcile Hamas and Fatah since they came into violent conflict in 2007.

In addition to resolving the issue of legislative elections, several key issues, such as the status of Hamas’ military wing, and the future of between 40,000 and 50,000 civil servants that have been hired by Hamas since the faction took over Gaza in 2007, have remained unclear.

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