Hamas and Fatah agree on make-up of unity government

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas agreed on the make-up of a national unity government on Tuesday in the most significant step yet toward healing their seven-year rift.


The two groups said they had decided on a list of independent, technocrat ministers who will run the government pending elections in at least six months – moves they hope will revive institutions paralyzed since the parties fought a brief civil war in 2007.


Officials from the two sides told a news conference in the Gaza Strip that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will make a formal announcement of the new government later this week after choosing a religious affairs minister.

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