Palestinian factions agree to Abbas election request

Major hurdles remain before a date could be set, including whether Israel and the US would allow an election.

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    Fourteen Palestinian factions have agreed with President Mahmoud Abbas's request to hold parliamentary and presidential elections.

    But the Fatah leader is yet to hear from his main rival, Hamas.

    Major hurdles remain before a date could be set, including whether Israel and the US would allow an election, given that Hamas could win a large share of the vote.

    Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from Gaza.


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