Rival Palestinian factions agree to form unity gov't

Apr 23, 2014, 11:41 AM EDT
RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - APRIL 22: In this handout photo provided by the Palestinian Press Office (PPO), Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a press meeting on April 22, 2014 in Ramallah, West Bank. Credit PPO/Getty Images
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The two main Palestinian factions announced an agreement on Wednesday to heal a seven-year schism and form a unity government within five weeks that would prepare for Palestinian elections six months later.

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