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Palestinian street doubtful of Fatah-Hamas reconciliation

The latest Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement has yet to convince the Palestinian public that this is the deal that will end the internal division.
A Palestinian boy looks out through the window of his house at Shati refugee camp in Gaza City April 22, 2014. The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) sent a delegation to Gaza on Tuesday to negotiate unity with militant group Hamas for the first time since their 2007 conflict, potentially boosting Fatah leader and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas's position. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY) - RTR3M9M9

RAMALLAH, West Bank — It seems that the ceremonious pictures of the Palestinian reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas in the Gaza Strip have not convinced the people, who are accustomed to seeing such imagery every time a similar announcement is made.

Despite the positive atmosphere among the leadership, it seems that the Palestinian street is not optimistic that the reconciliation will happen or that it will last if it does see the light.

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