In Moscow talks, Hamas and Fatah vow to seek ‘unity of action’ on matter of post-war Gaza

Palestinian factions including rivals Hamas and Fatah say they will pursue “unity of action” in confronting Israel after representatives met at Russia-hosted talks.

The meeting in Moscow Thursday saw the groups meet for talks on the war in Gaza and an eventual post-war period.

It came on the heels of the resignation of the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority government in the West Bank.

In a statement, the Palestinian factions represented in Moscow say there will be an “upcoming dialogue” to bring them under the banner of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

Thursday’s “constructive” talks saw agreement on points including the need for the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza, where they have been fighting against Hamas for over four months, and the creation of a Palestinian state, the statement says.

Discussions in recent years about integrating Hamas into the PLO have ended in failure.

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