CAIRO – 12 October 2017: Palestinians in the Gaza Strip celebrated the reconciliation agreement that was signed between the Palestinian rival factions, Hamas and Fatah, under Egyptian auspices, by raising both the Palestinian and Egyptian flags.
Palestinian rival factions, Hamas and Fatah, have reached a consensus on ending a decade long national split earlier on Thursday in Cairo; after delegates from Hamas and Fatah, kicked off intensive reconciliation meetings in Cairo.
Last week, Palestinian Prime Minister of the National Consensus Government formed in 2014, Rami Hamdallah, held his first cabinet meeting in Gaza after Hamas announced handing over the administration of the Gaza Strip to the unity government; a major step towards Palestinian reconciliation, and ending the Palestinian split.
The West Bank and the Gaza Strip remained politically and administratively divided since June 2007, when Hamas took over the Gaza Strip following days of street fighting.
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