Palestinian president Mahmoud Abass and Egyptian Intelligence Chief General Mourad Mouafi
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Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agree pact

The leaders of the two main Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, have signed a reconciliation deal in Cairo.

They are attempting to end a four-year split that began after Fatah refused to recognise the Hamas election victory in the Gaza strip in 2006.

An agreement would pave the way for a joint interim government before general elections next year.

Jeremy Bowen reports.

  • 04 May 2011
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