The son of senior Hamas militant Mazen Fuqaha sits on the shoulders of Hamas Gaza Chief Yahya Al-Sinwar as Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh (L) gestures during a memorial service for Fuqaha, in Gaza City March 27, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem/File Photo
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Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah is poised to visit Gaza for talks, a senior official said Monday, after Hamas agreed steps toward resolving a decadelong split with its West Bank-based rival Fatah. Hamas announced Sunday it had agreed to demands by President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party to dissolve what is seen as a rival administration in Gaza, while saying it was ready for elections and negotiations toward forming a unity government.Hamdallah plans to travel to Gaza City to meet Hamas officials and assert the government's control over ministries, Nabil Shaath, a senior adviser to Abbas, told journalists in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, as a first step toward implementing a larger agreement.Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh agreed to take such steps in talks with Egyptian officials in Cairo last week, a Hamas official said.
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