Hamas' leader, Khaled Meshaal (L), and the head of the Fatah delegation, Azzam al-Ahmad (R), in the Egyptian capital Cairo in November 2011
The Palestinian factions of Hamas and Fatah have reportedly met in the Egyptian capital of Cairo to remove obstacles in the way of the process of their reconciliation.
The meeting was held between the Hamas' Political Bureau chief, Khaled Meshaal, and the head of the Fatah delegation, Azzam al-Ahmad, on Wednesday.
In an interview earlier on Wednesday, Ahmed told the Voice of Palestine Radio that the two parties would discuss “problems and obstacles that could impede the implementation of the reconciliation.”
Hamas and Fatah have been at odds since Hamas won the Palestinian parliamentary elections in January 2006. The dispute marginalized Hamas' governance to the Palestinian territory of the Gaza Strip.