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Hamas and Fatah say agree on Palestinian national unity gov't
Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas agreed on the make-up of a national unity government on Tuesday, officials from both parties said, in the most significant step yet toward healing their seven-year rift.

 

The groups decided on a list of independent, technocrat ministers who will run government pending national polls in at least six months - moves they hope will revive institutions paralysed since the parties fought a brief civil war in 2007. (Reuters)