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Jeremy Bowen on Hamas-Fatah reconciliation

23 April 2014 Last updated at 22:26 BST

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have announced a reconciliation deal, saying they will try to form a unity government in the coming weeks.

Hamas and Fatah split in 2007. Previous reconciliation agreements have never been implemented.

The BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen looks at what the deal means for the region.