4/29/11

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Palestine goes whole hog: Fatah-Hamas agreement to seal reconciliation on Wednesday.

Ramallah / Cairo. The Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas want to sign their reconciliation agreement in Cairo on Wednesday. This, Fatah said on Friday in Ramallah. Its leader, President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas politburo chief, Khaled Mashaal, are the headquarters of the Arab League, personally, have signed the agreement mediated by Egypt share. 
It provides for the formation of a joint interim government made up of independent personalities that will organize general elections within a year. Hamas is also the first time the membership of the PLO, the umbrella organization of Palestinian parties, granted. Then both sides had agreed last Wednesday. In addition to opening the de facto partition of the Palestinian territories - in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and the Fatah-ruled West Bank - an end. This is an important prerequisite for the autumn planned declaration of an independent Palestinian state. International negotiations on statehood in the future will lead the PLO, not the government, it said. The latter will focus on the preparation of the next parliamentary and presidential elections, especially the reconstruction of Gaza, Abbas said. This support comes also from Egypt. The local government has now announced to open the border crossing to Gaza permanently in order to alleviate Israel's blockade policy.