Hamas and Fatah agreed to allow Palestinian Authority Government in Gaza Strip

Sep 26, 2014 18:24 IST

Hamas and Fatah on 25 September 2014 announced the deal to allow the Palestinian Authority (PA) government to operate in the Gaza Strip.

The deal allows the Palestinian Authority headed by Rami Hamdallah to immediately assume its responsibilities in the Gaza Strip and take control over the border crossings in the Gaza Strip, including the Rafah terminal.

Besides, it allows all Palestinian Authority civil servants to return to their jobs and salary will be paid by the PA government because they are all Palestinians. The PA has nearly 70000 civil servants who have not been working since Hamas seized control over the Gaza Strip.

A committee comprised of all Palestinian parties will be formed to implement the agreement and resolve any further problems.

Background

The Fatah and Hamas signed a reconciliation agreement to end their difference and form a Palestinian Unity Government in Gaza Strip on 23 April 2014. Due to the reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas, Israeli suspended the peace talks with the Palestinians.

Israel believed Hamas as terror organisation and announced a series of sanctioned against the Palestinian. The Palestinian unity government of 2014 was formed on 2 June 2014 under Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

 

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