Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation Agreement (April 2014)
An agreement signed in Gaza on 23 April 2014 between representatives of Fatah and Hamas. The purpose of the Egyptian-sponsored agreement was to promote reconciliation between the two organizations following hostilities that have been going on since Hamas’ 2007 takeover of the Gaza Strip. The sides emphasized their commitment to the 2011 Cairo Agreement and 2012 Doha Declaration as a basis for national reconciliation, and authorized PNA President Mahmoud Abbas to form a “government of national consensus” and set a date for presidential and legislative elections. A unity government was formed on 2 June 2014 under Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, but further implementation of the agreement was delayed by the July-August conflict in the Gaza Strip, following which another Fatah-Hamas agreement was signed.