Fatah, Hamas begin Cairo talks ahead of Palestinian polls

Key Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas opened talks Monday in Cairo aimed at clearing the way for the first elections in the West Bank and Gaza since 2006, Egypt’s state television said. “The national dialogue sessions are underway in Cairo under the auspices of (Egyptian) President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi,” it reported. Before his departure to Cairo, Fatah’s delegation head Jibril Rajub was upbeat, telling AFP: “We are confident we will overcome any obstacles in going ahead with legislative elections slated for May 22.” On the agenda figure thorny issues such as judicial and security arrangeme…

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