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  Tevet 28, 5773 , 10/01/13

Egypt: Fatah, Hamas Acting to Implement Reconciliation

Spokesman Yasir Ali of Egypt's Presidential Office announced, Thursday, that Fatah and Hamas have agreed to take immediate steps to implement their reconciliation agreement of 2011 under Egyptian auspices. The announcement followed meetings on Wednesday, during which, delegations of the two terror factions came to agreements on most of the issues.

The 2011 agreement called for elections - already behind schedule at the time - to be held during 2012. Mahmoud Abbas, who heads Fatah and the Palestinian Authority (PA), has said he will not run for another term at the head of the PA.

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