Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Members of Fatah and Hamas reach Cairo

A delegation of 10 officials from Fatah, the Palestinian party that governs the West Bank, arrived Tuesday to Cairo for reconciliation agreement signed Wednesday with his rival, the radical Islamist group Hamas, whose members began to arrive also to Egyptian capital. A delegation of Fatah members who came from the West Bank city of Ramallah joined Hamas officials living in exile in Damascus, the Mufti of Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Mohammed Hussein.

The two Palestinian factions reached a landmark agreement last week to form a unity government after four years of division where the two factions has ruled separately in the West Bank and Gaza. The deal is expected to be signed in Cairo on Wednesday and is based on the marriage of "independence" of both factions in a single government within a year, when it is expected that the elections take place.

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