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Palestinian factions meet in Cairo ahead of elections

Fatah, Hamas and several other Palestinian political parties participated in talks in the Egyptian capital about the upcoming elections in the Palestinian territories.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas attends an Arab League emergency meeting discussing the US-brokered proposal for a settlement of the Middle East conflict at the league headquarters in the Egyptian capital Cairo on February 1, 2020. - Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas announced on February 1 a cut of all ties with Israel and the United States, including security cooperation, days after Washington unveiled a controversial Middle East peace plan. Abbas spoke at an Arab League meeting in Cairo called after US

Rival Palestinian parties met in Egypt today for talks. The discussion comes ahead of Palestinian presidential elections in July that will be the first in more than a decade.

A total of 14 groups participated in the Cairo event, according to WAFA News Agency. The Palestinian Authority-run outlet said they discussed procedures for the May 22 legislative elections and the July 31 presidential elections.

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