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Rival Palestinian factions announce reconciliation agreement

Jerusalem (CNN)Long-time Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas have reached a reconciliation agreement after a decade of failed attempts and often bitter acrimony.Under the deal, brokered by Egypt, a new unity government will take administrative control of Gaza in December.If the deal holds, it would end a decade-long rift that began with violent clashes between the two groups in 2007. Fatah, the party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, governs the West Bank, while Hamas runs Gaza.The two factions had started reconciliation talks in Cairo on Tuesday.Senior Hamas member Saleh al-Arouri told a Cairo news conference that Hamas was determined to end the division between it and Fatah, saying they had "no choice but to continue to adv ...
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