Middle East

Fatah, Hamas agree on 'all issues,' unity government to 'take immediate control' of Gaza

Chief Palestinian negotiator Azzam al-Ahmad (C-L) of the Fatah movement shakes hands with Hamas deputy leader Musa Abu Marzouk in the presence of other members of the delegation at a hotel in Cairo following reconciliation talks on September 24, 2014. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)

CAIRO: Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah reached an agreement Thursday by which the unity government run by President Mahmoud Abbas would take control of the Gaza Strip, negotiators in Egypt-mediated reconciliation talks told reporters.

"All civil servants will be paid by the unity government because they are all Palestinians and it is the government of all Palestinians," said Azzam Ahmed of Fatah.

 

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