PressTV - Interim Palestinian government to be formed:
Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:16PM
Ashraf Shannon, Press TV, Gaza
"Renewed hope for Palestinians after Hamas and Fatah reached an initial agreement to set up a unity government.
The breakthrough came on Wednesday in the Egyptian capital, Cairo following intensive dialogue.
The initial understanding paves the way for the formation of a transitional unity government. The move also means fresh elections will be held within months. An exact date for the polls has yet to be set.
The reconciliation ends more than four years of division within the Palestinian political landscape. Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority have been another source of friction.
On Friday, Hamas called on the Palestine Liberation Organization to rescind its recognition of Israel.
The division between the factions emerged in June 2007, some18 months after Hamas was democratically elected and beat Fatah in parliamentary elections in 2006.
Following some differences, Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip.
Palestinians here say unity is indispensable, no matter how serious the division between the factions may seem.
Analysts believe that the road to reconciliation and true unity has been laden with obstacles, while Israel and the United States haven't made things any easier.
Palestinians have seen enough division and disagreement. In the end, it's up to the Palestinian people to determine their destiny, and now they are sure what they want, and that is unity.
Many here believe that Palestinian national unity and the strategic changes in the region are the best opportunities for the ultimate liberation of Palestine.
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