Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal
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Mahmoud Abbas to head interim Palestinian government

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said he will head a Palestinian unity government, after a second meeting with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal.

The interim government is to prepare polls in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Mr Abbas and Mr Meshaal have been holding talks in Qatar over a reconciliation deal reached in April 2011 and who would head the government.

Jon Donnison reports.

  • 06 Feb 2012
  • From the section World