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Fatah and Hamas agree to historic Palestinian reconciliation deal
4/27/11

Posted on 04/27/2011 9:31:04 AM PDT by Nachum

Rival groups will form interim government and then move toward setting a date for a general election, four years after their government collapsed when Hamas overran the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement hammered an historic reconciliation deal with the rival Hamas group on Wednesday, agreeing to form an interim government and fix a date for general election within the year.

The deal, which took many officials by surprise, was thrashed out in Egypt and followed a series of secret meetings.

"The two sides signed initial letters on an agreement. All points of differences have been overcome," said Taher Al-Nono, the Hamas government spokesman in Gaza. He added that Cairo would shortly invite both sides to a signing ceremony.


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1 posted on 04/27/2011 9:31:10 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
More or less guarantees another Palestinian civil war. Better they shoot one another than Israelis.
2 posted on 04/27/2011 9:34:18 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Nachum
undoubtedly the one point of mutual interest which allowed them to overcome their tribal differences, was the destruction of Israel!!
3 posted on 04/27/2011 9:35:48 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre
and undoubtedly the Muslim Brotherhood played the role of arbitrator (the modern day Jimmy Carter role)
4 posted on 04/27/2011 9:40:10 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Nachum

Basically it’s a Hitler-Stalin Non-Aggression Pact.


5 posted on 04/27/2011 9:41:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nachum

Headline ought to read “Fatah Abandons all Pretense that it is Anything but a Rival Terrorist Organization.”


6 posted on 04/27/2011 9:44:40 AM PDT by naturalized
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