Fatah, Hamas to reactivate Palestinian legislative council's work
Rival Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, decided Wednesday in Cairo to reactivate the work of the Palestinian legislative council, Xinhua reported.
The decision was made during the factions' meetings on the implementation of an Egyptian-brokered reconciliation pact.
The Palestinian legislative council stopped its work due to the division between the Fatah-controlled West Bank and the Hamas- controlled Gaza Strip, Egypt's official news agency MENA said.
The Palestinian factions signed the reconciliation deal in May in Cairo, and has held rounds of meetings on the implementation of the deal.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal arrived in Cairo Wednesday and are expected to meet on this issue.
Azzam al-Ahmed, a senior Fatah official, told Xinhua that Abbas will stay in Cairo for two days and is scheduled to attend a meeting on the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
The official said Tuesday that the meeting between Abbas and Mashaal would mark the beginning of the national debate on reconstructing and reforming the PLO.