Fatah and Hamas to form unity government


According to Al Jazeera, the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority has agreed to form a unity government with rival organisation Hamas.


The two organisations will form a new National Council. The plan is to include Palestinians in exile and then hold elections.


It should be noted that the Islamic Jihad group was also included in the negotiations.


The last time the Palestinians staged elections in which both Hamas and Fatah took part was in 2006.


The Palestinian representatives also met on Monday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, asking him not persuade the US government not to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.


This new Russian involvement in the Palestinian issues is an upgrade for Moscow and with the new foreign policy Donald Trump will follow, it might not be the last.


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