Palestinian Islamist Hamas group said on Sunday it has dissolved its administration that runs Gaza and agrees to hold general elections in order to end a long-running feud with President Mahmoud Abbas'sFatah movement.
Hamas also stated it would dismantle its administrative committee that now rules the Gaza Strip.
But Fatah said it still needed clarification from Hamas on the handing over of government ministries in Gaza and control of the enclave's border crossings with Israel and Egypt.
Fatah has welcomed the new pledges, but said it wants to see vows implemented before making the next move.
Al-Ahmed said the coming days will witness tangible practical steps starting with the national reconciliation government resuming its works in Gaza.
Ramallah, Sep. 17 (BNA): The Egyptian efforts to build bridges between the Palestinians, end divisions and achieve national unity were hailed. This latest effort comes at a time when Gaza's economy is a shambles, battered by an Israeli and Egyptian blockade, three wars with Israel, and Abbas's decision earlier this year to reduce funding for electricity in an effort to put additional pressure on Hamas.
Hamas officials have been in and out of Cairo frequently over recent months in an attempt to improve relations with Egypt, a country with which the Palestinian terror group has had a rocky relationship and is trying to strengthen ties.
Since then, the Palestinian leadership has been divided between two rival governments, with Hamas controlling Gaza and Abbas in charge of autonomous enclaves in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
In Sunday's statement, Hamas spoke of the "dissolution" of what is known as the administrative committee, which was seen as a rival government to Abbas's administration.
However, Bjorn was skeptical if Hamas's announcement on Sunday would lead to a full-fledged reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah.
The Hamas announcement came following eight days of a dialogue in Cairo between senior Egyptian security intelligence officials and a senior Hamas delegation, headed by the top leaders of the movement, including Ismail Haneya, Hamas politburo chief.
The conflict between Hamas and Fatah escalated in 2007, leading to a split and Hamas' takeover of the Gaza Strip.
Punishing measures included reducing electricity payments for the Gaza strip and cutting salaries for civil servants there.
"Hamas has now made a courageous, serious and patriotic decision to dissolve the administrative committee (in Gaza)", Barhoum said.
Like Apple's own design aesthetic, the upcoming laptop features a thin industrial bezel and an overall sleek form factor. The new Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro comes with an Intel core i7 processor and the laptop comes with up to 16GB of RAM.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived New Delhi after concluding his first bilateral visit to Myanmar. He added that it is important for both the nations to work together as they both share similar security concerns.
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The Kurdish presidency said the autonomous region's political leaders would study the proposal, without giving details. Baghdad has repeatedly criticized the move and the Iraqi Parliament has already voted against the referendum.
The EIA forecasts North Sea Brent crude spot prices to average $51 per barrel in 2017 and $52 per barrel in 2018. As a result, the growth rate anticipated for next year also increased, by about 100,000 bopd, to 1.35 MMbpd.
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Unidentified security officials told Reuters that the attack took place near Arish, the capital of North Sinai province. Egypt has been suffering from a spike in terrorist attacks targeting civilians in the mainland over the past year.
With Williams serving and the set tied, 5-5, Stephens stepped up. "In the end, she ended up winning more points than I did". I know if it was the other way around she would do the same for me. "I just worked my tail off".