Chief Palestinian negotiator Azzam al-Ahmed (L) of the mainstream Fatah movement and Hamas' exiled deputy leader Moussa Abu Marzuk (R) at a meeting in Cairo, Sept. 24, 2014. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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The Palestinian Hamas group and its rival the Fatah Movement Thursday reached a partial agreement on governing the Gaza Strip, signaling a major step forward in reducing their deep-seated enmity.Hamas and Fatah have a long history of dashed hopes. They agreed in April to form a unity government in Gaza, now ruled by Hamas, but the government never really took hold amid long-standing tensions between the factions. Azzam al-Ahmad, an Abbas aide, said Hamas, Fatah and other Palestinian factions had formed a committee to look into a number of pressing issues in Gaza, including the wage question.
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