Hamas’s overall leader Ismail Haniya waves as he arrives for a meeting with Palestinian officials in Gaza City. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Fatah and Hamas delegations are set to meet in Cairo next week to discuss the implementation of a deal to end the rift between the rival Palestinian m(...)

Palestinians watch an anti-Israel rally organised by the Hamas movement in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip in July. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas told leaders of his Fatah movement this week that local elections would take place in the West Bank and Gaza in Oc(...)