Palestinian Territories, Hamas and Fatah Discuss Power-Sharing Agreement

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Hamas officials and exiled Fatah Party leader, Mohammed Dahlan, met for the first time in a decade at Gaza’s parliament building, Associated Press reported July 27. The meeting is the latest sign that a power-sharing deal is progressing between Hamas rulers and the rival Fatah party. The Fatah wing led by Dahlan enjoys support from Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and, indirectly, Israel and the United States. The latest attempt at a power-sharing agreement aims to ease a crippling Israeli-Egyptian blockade on Gaza, help resolve energy shortages and resolve the payment of reparations for hundreds of families who lost members during Hamas-Fatah infighting. Power-sharing deals in the Gaza Strip, however, have rarely succeeded since the collapse of the National Unity Government.

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