GAZA: Islamic Hamas movement’s chief Ismail Haniyeh announced on Thursday that his movement and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party have reached a reconciliation agreement in Cairo, Xinhua news agency reported, told Bernama.

“Ismail Haniyeh, chief of Hamas, announced that Hamas and Fatah have reached an agreement in Cairo under an Egyptian sponsorship,” Taher al-Nouno, an aide to Haniyeh said in a short text message sent to reporters.

Haniyeh only announced that the two groups reached an agreement, without giving further details.

Meanwhile, Osama Qawasmi, Fatah spokesman in the West Bank said in an emailed press statement that the two movements have reached an Egyptian-brokered internal reconciliation agreement in Cairo early this morning.

He added that the leaders of the two groups, who have been holding intensive dialogue in Cairo for three days, will announce the details of the agreement at a joint news conference later on Thursday.

Palestinian sources to the negotiations speaking on condition of anonymity said the agreement was reached to rule crossing points and ease hard daily living situation in Gaza.

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