Palestinians Unite and Move Toward Statehood

Marshall, Rachelle
July 2011
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs;Jul2011, Vol. 30 Issue 5, p11
The author offers information on the agreement signed by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas with Hamas leader Khaled Meshal on May 4, 2011 during a meeting in Cairo, Egypt. She focuses on the decision to end the political rivalry and achieve the goal to unite Palestine. She discusses the criticism of the pact by Israel and the U.S. because of their allegation that the Hamas is composed of terrorist groups. She explores the warning of Israel to the PA on its involvement with the Hamas group.


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