Palestinian rivals promise unity government

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The Hamas militant group controls the Gaza Strip, while the Western-backed Palestinian Authority governs autonomous areas in the West Bank.The territories have been politically divided since 2007.In 2011, Hamas and Fatah leaders signed an Egyptian-brokered reconciliation agreement that was not implemented. According to subsequent talks, the two factions were to form a national coalition government of independents to oversee legislative and presidential elections.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Parents, stop beating yourself up Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement CAIRO (AP) – A leading Palestinian official says rival groups Fatah and Hamas have agreed to form a national unity government in three months.Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmed said both sides agreed on a timetable that begins with creating laws to govern elections.Al-Ahmed spoke in Cairo after he met with a Hamas delegation led by Moussa Abu Marzouk. Tuesday’s meeting was brokered by Egyptian intelligence officials.center_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your homelast_img

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