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Hamas and Fatah reach accord on sharing power in Gaza
Hamas and Fatah reach accord on sharing power in Gaza

The Islamist movement Hamas has agreed to share power in the Gaza Strip with the more moderate and secular Fatah faction, representatives from the two sides said at a news conference in the Egyptian capital on Thursday. Hamas forcibly ejected its rival Fatah from Gaza in 2007 and has ruled the seaside enclave since then. But in the wake of the 50-day summer war in Gaza that was halted with a cease-fire a month ago, it had become clear that neither Israel nor the international community was willing to proceed with rebuilding the war-battered region with Hamas in sole charge. The two factions have been taking part in reconciliation talks held parallel to indirect negotiations between...

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