Hamas, PLO announce reconciliation agreement
Updated: 2014-04-23 21:59
Senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq (R), head of the Hamas government Ismail Haniyeh (C) and senior Fatah official Azzam Al-Ahmed (3rd R) meet during unity talks in Gaza City April 23, 2014, in this handout provided by the Gaza Prime Minister's Office. [Photo/Agencies]
GAZA - The Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) agreed on Wednesday to implement a unity pact, both sides announced in a joint news conference.
The move envisions forming a unity government within five weeks and holding national elections six months after a vote of confidence by the Palestinian parliament.