Fatah and Hamas have created a committee to discuss outstanding issues blocking reconciliation, following Nabil Shaath's visit to Gaza earlier in the week.
The rival Fateh and Hamas movements managed to form a committee that would be in charge of discussing field issues that are preventing reconciliation. The committee was formed after Fateh official Nabil Shaath met on Thursday with Ismail Haniyya of Hamas and several Hamas leaders in Gaza.
The meeting is the first of its kind conducted by a Fateh official to the Gaza Strip since June of 2007.
Hamas legislator, Salah Bardaweel, stated that the meeting was constructive and positive, and that it came to revive political talks between the two movements.
He added that the talks focused on reconciliation, the Egyptian document for national unity and the efforts to restore trust between the two movements.
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