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Leaders of rival Fatah, Hamas movements meet in Turkey for unity

Leaders of rival Fatah, Hamas movements meet in Turkey for unity
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Leaders of the Palestinian rival movements Hamas and Fatah hold a meeting in Turkey to end the internal split and achieve reconciliation, officials said on Tuesday. 
 
   Khalil al-Hayya, a member of Hamas movement’s politburo, said in a press statement that leaders of the two movements have been holding meetings in Ankara to end more than 13 years of division and achieve unity.
 
   “The Turkey meetings are an extension to the previous meetings and dialogues held between the Palestinian powers to implement what had been agreed upon,” al-Hayya said.
 
   On September 3, Abbas chaired a meeting held online between Ramallah and Beirut and attended by leaders of 14 Palestinian factions, including Fatah and Hamas. All agreed on a plan of unity to face the current political challenges.
 
   “Hamas is keen to achieve unity until reaching a comprehensive national strategy to confront the challenges, deals, and plans that target the Palestinian cause,” al-Hayya added.
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