[QODLink]
Inside Story
Palestinian reconciliation
As Hamas and Fatah sign a reconciliation agreement, could this be the end to years of rift and division?
Last Modified: 06 May 2011 11:29

After four years of rift and rivalry the two Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a long-awaited reconciliation agreement in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Wednesday.  

In a ceremony attended by representatives from the UN, EU and the Arab league, both factions' leaders, Mahmoud Abbas and Khaled Meshaal, met face-to-face for first time since 2007.

They announced that the black page of division has been turned forever; and that the only Palestinian fight is against Israel.

How did the new regime in Egypt achieve in two months what the previous adminsitration had failed to do in years? 

Inside Story, with presenter Nick Clark, discusses with Gamal Abdel Gawad, from the Al Ahram Centre of Strategic Studies; Mustafa Barghouti, the head of the Palestinian Initiative; and Yaakov Katz, a military and defence analyst from the Jerusalem Post. 

This episode of Inside Story aired from Thursday, May 5, 2011.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.