Both the Hamas and Fateh Palestinian political movements met in Cairo, on Wednesday, with the aim of fully implementing a reconciliation agreement signed in April, according to Egyptian officials.Ma’an News Agency reports that the talks were conducted under the supervision of director of Egyptian intelligence Muhammad Farid Tuhami, with a focus on the West Bank-Gaza unity government in addition to the reconstruction of the Strip in the aftermath of the recent Israeli offensive.

The two-day talks will reportedly center on ‘the return (of the unity government) in the Gaza Strip, as well as the implementation of its authority without obstacles,’ AFP quoted head of Fateh delegation Azzam Al-Ahmad as saying.

Egyptian officials told Ma’an that both sides had agreed that the unity government should begin operating in Gaza as soon as possible, and that is should also be in charge of reconstruction and border security with Egypt.

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