The Palestinian political parties have signed an agreement to push the effort to end the decade-long rift between the two major political parties of Palestine.
The parties signed a deal in Cairo mediated by the Egyptian government on Thursday.
This announcement follows the unity agreement which was signed in 2011 but never implemented.
According to the newly signed agreement, the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt will be operated by Mahmoud Abbas’ presidential guards by November 1.
Palestinian authority representative al-Ahmad told the press in Cairo, “According security measures will be applied and adopted by the Palestinian Authority where the presidential guards will be spread all over the borders.”
According to the newly signed agreement, the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt will be operated by the Presidential guards of Abbas by November 1.
According to al-Ahmad, the negotiations won’t be over until “final agreement that would put aside the rift forever … to achieve the Palestinian dream, put an end to occupation, and to have a Palestinian, independent, sovereign state with East Jerusalem as the capital.”
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Hamas representative al-Arouri thanked Egypt for a stable role. He said, “The Palestinian issue is the Egyptian issue.”
The details of the deal have been revealed yet. As the press gathered, an interim government by Hamas and Fatah will be formed to conduct an election within a year.