2012 Fatah–Hamas Cairo Agreement

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The Fatah–Hamas 2012 Cairo Agreement was a reconciliation accord between Fatah, ruling the Palestinian National Authority and the Hamas, ruling over the Gaza Strip, signed in May 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. Objective of the agreement was the formation of an interim government to prepare elections for a new Palestinian government.

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Further information: Fatah–Hamas conflict

On 8 February 2007, Hamas and Fatah signed the Fatah–Hamas Mecca Agreement. In April 2011, they signed an agreement in Cairo, intended to end the Fatah–Hamas conflict. On 7 February 2012, the parties signed the Doha agreement in the Qatari capital Doha, placing Abbas at the head of an interim government of independent technocrats charged with organizing elections later in 2012.[1][2] The accord however failed on implementation.

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On 20 May 2012, Hamas and Fatah signed a further agreement in Cairo to prepare elections for a new unity government for the West Bank and the Gaza. The new agreement essentially took steps to carry out the previous Fatah–Hamas Doha Agreement, particularly the registering of new voters in the Gaza Strip and the formation of an interim government from 27 May.[3]

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