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Palestinian delegations head to Egypt for unity talks

AP  |  Gaza City 

Negotiators from the rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have travelled to to launch negotiations on ending a 10-year rift.

The talks are the most ambitious attempt at reconciliation since Hamas seized control of the Strip from the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority in 2007.


Two senior Hamas officials, including leader Yehiyeh Sinwar, crossed into today for the talks. Fatah officials were also travelling to from their base in the West

The negotiations, sponsored by Egypt, are to start tomorrow.

A Fatah delegation last week travelled to to assume governing responsibilities over the territory. But the sides still need to resolve differences over sensitive issues, including the fate of thousands of Hamas employees and control over Hamas' vast weapons arsenal.

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First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 00:42 IST
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