Palestinians take part in a protest calling on Hamas and Fatah factions to conclude the reconciliation, in Gaza city December 3, 2017. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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A planned handover of power in Gaza from Hamas to the Palestinian Authority under a landmark reconciliation accord hit "obstacles" on Sunday's deadline to do so, a top official said.Hamas was originally due to transfer power in the enclave on Dec. 1 under the reconciliation deal with rival faction Fatah, but that deadline was initially put back by 10 days.The reconciliation agreement reached in October is aimed at ending the 10-year feud between Hamas and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah, based in the occupied West Bank.
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