Hamas delegation heads to Cairo for reconciliation talks

Palestine

Published: 2017-10-09 14:24

Last Updated: 2017-10-09 14:32


Hamas delegation heads to Cairo for reconciliation talks
Hamas delegation heads to Cairo for reconciliation talks
Roya News Source

Senior Hamas delegation on Monday left from Gaza to Cairo, through the Rafah border, to continue their Egyptian-mediated reconciliation talks with the Palestinian Authority scheduled on Tuesday. 

The talks are expected to discuss the complicated issues standing in the way of reconciliation, including the Gaza administration, borders, and civil employees.

The talks, which started earlier last month, led to the Palestinian Prime Minister visiting Gaza for the first time since 2014 as a first practical step towards the agreement. 

Palestinians are hopeful that the reconciliation will finally end the division, and their related-problems will be resolved.

Two million Palestinians live the Gaza Strip, under a restricted siege on the costal enclave since 2007, the same year Hamas took over after ousting pro-Fatah forces to the West Bank. 

The decade-long split led to the two territories being completely isolated, with two different administrations.

Reconciliation is expected to unite the two governments and tasks, which has been considered by analysts as a challenging agreement.