Ten months after taking office, cabinet ministers in a Palestinian unity government are making a rare visit to the Gaza Strip.
The cabinet ministers, all from the West Bank, are spending the week in Gaza in hopes of wresting more control from Hamas.
The rival factions agreed to form an apolitical unity government last year. But the unity effort has faltered, and Hamas remains firmly in control of Gaza.
Ihab Bsaiso, the government’s spokesman, said the visit was meant to “break the freeze.”