Ha­mas agrees to talks with Fatah, Pales­tinian elec­tions:

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

The Pales­tinian group Ha­mas has agreed to par­tic­i­pate in talks with the ri­val Fatah move­ment, to dis­solve the Gaza ad­min­is­tra­tive com­mit­tee and to hold gen­eral elec­tions, the group said in a state­ment Sun­day. Pales­tinian Pres­i­dent Mah­moud Ab­bas’s Western-backed Pales­tinian Author­ity, con­trolled by Fatah, fought a war with Ha­mas over the Gaza Strip in 2007, which led to Ha­mas tak­ing over the ter­ri­tory. At­tempts to rec­on­cile the two and form a power-shar­ing unity gov­ern­ment in Gaza and the West Bank have failed.

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