Hamas, Fatah agree to hand over border crossings supervision to PA

According to Palestinian media reports, the two political factions have reached an understanding on a number of divisive issues, including the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the border crossings. The fate of Hamas' military wing is still unclear.
Photo credit: Hamas Twitter page/Channel 2 News

Palestinian media reported Thursday that the reconciliation deal signed in Cairo between Hamas and Fatah includes an agreement to hand over the supervision of border crossings to the presidential guard of PA leader Mahmoud Abbas.

It was further reported that the rival Palestinian political factions have agreed to set up joint committees that will monitor the cooperation between them and will act as the sole authority regarding justice and firearms.

It is still unclear whether or not the issue of dismantling Hamas' military wing was resolved.

Photo credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Abbas, who is expected to visit Gaza later this month, said Thursday he believes the agreement will settle the dispute once and for all, Al-Jazeera reported.

A spokesman for Hamas said the organization will "make every effort to implement (the deal) so that we can open a new chapter in the history of our people."



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