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Palestinian Factions Sign Historic Reconciliation Agreement

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April 23, 2014 AT 7:46 AM
Palestinian factions announced they would form a unity government within five weeks, a move that could imperil U.S.-backed peace talks with Israel. Both sides said at a joint conference on Wednesday, the pact between Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Palestinian Liberation Organization envisions holding national elections six months after a vote of confidence by the Palestinian parliament.