Palestinian rivals resume talks on sharing power

May 16, 2009 18:40

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah began a fifth round of talks Saturday aimed at forming a deal to share power, the latest session in months of fruitless negotiations. The key stumbling block in the Egyptian-mediated talks remains the political program of a unity government that would be in power until elections are held in January 2010. The international community says it will only deal with a Palestinian government that recognizes Israel, a concession the Hamas is unwilling to make.

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