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Points of Palestinian reconciliation agreement

Following are the main steps which rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have promised to take under a reconciliation agreement.

Reuters , Wednesday 4 May 2011
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  •  To form a Palestinian government made up of independent figures. The government's main tasks will include: preparation for elections; dealing with internal issues resulting from the Palestinian split; following up on Gaza reconstruction and lifting the Gaza blockade; uniting Palestinian Authority institutions in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
  •  To hold elections to the Palestinian Legislative Council, the presidency and the Palestinian National Council, a body representing Palestinians in the Palestinian territories and the diaspora, within a year from the date of signing
  • To agree on the makeup of a committee to oversee the elections
  • To form, through consensus, a "supreme security council" made up of "professional officers" as a step towards reform of separate security forces operated by the rival administrations
  • To reconvene the Palestinian Legislative Council, which Ha not met since Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007.
  • To free political prisoners held by the rival Administrations in Gaza and West Bank. Officials on both sides deny the presence of political detainees. A committee will look into lists of names and verify causes of their imprisonment.
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