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Azzam al-Ahmed, the chief Fatah negotiator in the reconciliation talks (left), sits next to Hamas leaders Moussa Abu Marzoug (center) and Mahmoud Al Zahar (right) in Cairo. Palestinians have reached initial agreement on reuniting their governments in the West Bank and Gaza, a step that, officials say, would remove an obstacle in the way of peace efforts with Israel.

ASSOCIATED PRESS Azzam al-Ahmed, the chief Fatah negotiator in the reconciliation talks (left), sits next to Hamas leaders Moussa Abu Marzoug (center) and Mahmoud Al Zahar (right) in Cairo. Palestinians have reached initial agreement on reuniting their governments in the West Bank and Gaza, a step that, officials say, would remove an obstacle in the way of peace efforts with Israel.

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