Lebanese report: Hamas agrees to cede control of Gaza to PA

The Hamas terrorist group has agreed to implement a reconciliation agreement with the Palestinian Authority that would see the rulers of the Gaza Strip return control of the territory to its West Bank rivals, the Lebanese al-Mayadeen outlet reports Tuesday.

Sources close to Hamas tell the Hezbollah-affiliated newspaper the group would implement the agreement brokered by Egypt last year, on the condition that civil servants in Gaza be paid their salaries and all PA sanctions be removed.

The report says Hamas is demanding that a Palestinian unity government be formed within 45 days, and calls for general elections to be held within six months.

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