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Hamas and Fatah leaders welcome deal

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.

Speaking after the deal was signed in Doha, both Mr Abbas and Mr Meshaal welcomed the deal as an opportunity for the Palestinian people to move forward.

  • 07 Feb 2012
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