Hamas, Fatah reconciliation agreement reached in Egypt
epa02705269 (FILE) A file photograph dated 18 March 2007 shows Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) with Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh during a government cabinet meeting in Gaza City in the Gaza Strip. After years of dispute, rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation agreement mediated by Egypt in Cairo on 27 April 2011, Fatah officials confirmed. The details of the surprise agreement would be revealed in a press conference in Cairo later on Wednesday, Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad, who led his group‘s delegation in the talks said. The deal creates a timeframe for legislative and presidential elections and calls for the formation of an interim government, pan Arab network Al Arabiya reported earlier. EPA/ALI ALI
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