A poster of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian Prime minister Rami Hamdallah hangs on a street in Gaza City, Sunday Oct. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
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Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas dispatched teams to Egypt Monday for talks in a renewed push to end their decade-long split after a key breakthrough last week.Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank-based Fatah of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas have been at odds since they fought a near civil war in 2007 .Abbas and Hamas chief Ismail Haniya will not attend the talks, which will be held behind closed doors.Hamas is considered a terrorist organisation by the United States and the European Union, and Israel has said it would reject any reconciliation agreement in which Hamas didn't disarm.
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