Hamas, Fatah reach agreement as one Palestinian killed in blast
Hamas and Fatah on Tuesday completed an agreement over a plan that implicitly recognizes Israel, a top official said. "We have an agreement over the document," said Ibrahim Abu Najah, coordination of the "national dialogue" over the proposal.
All the obstacles were removed and an agreement was reached on all the points of the prisoners' document," Rawhi Fattouh, a senior aide to President Abbas, said after factions meeting in Gaza initialed the accord.
Islamic Jihad, on its part, said it still rejected several points in the document, including the concept of a Palestinian state limited to the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, at least one Palestinian died in a huge blast in the Gaza Strip. The explosion shredded a car near where President Abbas lives and where the prime minister has an office. Health officials said two bystanders were wounded.
Witnesses say an Israeli warplane attacked the vehicle. Israel denied any involvement.