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Fatah and Hamas to meet in hopes of Gaza reconciliation

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Palestinians gather at the Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip as they wait for the arrival of Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah and his government on 2 October, 2017.
Palestinians gather at the Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip as they wait for the arrival of Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah and his government on 2 October, 2017. Mohammed Abed/AFP

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, of President Abbas’s Fatah party, will travel to the Gaza strip this Monday, in an effort to bring together Fatah and its rival Hamas -- which runs the Gaza strip.

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The two Palestinian parties split more than ten years ago, but Monday’s visit comes after Hamas agreed to make concessions and hold elections – something that was seen as a move towards Palestinian unity.

Ahead of Monday’s visit, correspondent Rami Almeghari in Gaza assesses the talk of improved relations between the two parties.

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