In Turkey, Palestinian leaders announce breakthrough on unity, elections
By Daoud Kuttab
Fatah and Hamas appear to have deals on a unified approach and elections, following Israel’s normalization agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
The positive atmosphere engendered by the Fatah-Hamas agreement announced after their Sept. 24 meeting in the Palestinian Embassy in Istanbul is the product of a slow but serious behind-the-scenes effort. But the success ultimately was the result of the political environment and the personal chemistry between two Palestinians. (more…)