The leaders of the two main Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, have signed a reconciliation deal to establish a unity government and end four years of hostilities. Speaking at the ceremony in Cairo, the President of the Palestinian Authority and head of the Fatah party, Mahmoud Abbas, said Palestinians had turned the dark page of division. Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said the goal was an independent Palestinian state on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Matthew Bell reports from Cairo.
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