Gaza, West bank unite af­ter decade-long split

The New Indian Express - - WORLD -

Ri­val Pales­tinian fac­tions Ha­mas and Fatah signed an agree­ment Thurs­day on end­ing a decade-long split fol­low­ing talks me­di­ated by Egypt in Cairo, with pres­i­dent Mah­mud Ab­bas call­ing it a “fi­nal” ac­cord. Un­der the agree­ment, the West Bank-based Pales­tinian Author­ity is to re­sume full con­trol of the Ha­mas-con­trolled Gaza Strip by De­cem­ber 1.

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