Following talks mediated by Egypt, Fatah and Hamas agree to reconcile in Cairo after a decade-long split.
Palestinian groups Fatah and Hamas have agreed to reconcile after a decade-long split.
The latest talks were mediated by Egypt in Cairo and the successful outcome is being treated with cautious optimism.
The people living in Gaza have been caught in the middle of the rift between Hamas and Fatah. The UN says living conditions there have deteriorated in the past 10 years because of a blockade by Israel and Egypt.
It cut the salaries of government employees living there and asked Israel to reduce the electricity supply to the territory. This summer Gaza’s two million residents sometimes had just three hours of electricity a day.
So will this deal succeed where others have failed?
Presenter: James Bays
Ahmed Yousef – senior Hamas official
Ghassan Khatib – former director, Palestinian Authority government’s media centre
Yezid Sayigh – senior associate, Carnegie Middle East Center
Source: Al Jazeera News