State of Palestine: Historic Hamas-Fatah reconciliation sparks celebrations in Gaza City

Hamas leaders watched the announcement of a historic reconciliation between their group and Fatah, in Gaza, on Thursday. The news sparked celebrations in Gaza City. The reconciliation deal was celebrated on the streets of Gaza with people dancing and waving the Palestinian flag as a sign of unity of the State of Palestine. The main two Palestinian political parties, Hamas and Fatah, split the... Еще Palestinian Authority back in 2007. Since 2005 and the death of Yasser Arafat tensions grew high between the two parties and resulted in Hamas' takeover of the Gaza Strip in 2007. According to the Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens' Rights, during the lengthy conflict between Gaza Strip and West Bank hundreds Palestinians were killed and executed.

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