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Fatah-Hamas Agreement (September 2014)

An agreement between Fatah and Hamas signed in Cairo, Egypt, on 25 September 2014. Following the April 2014 reconciliation agreement and the July-August 2014 conflict in the Gaza Strip, the sides committed to the terms of the 2011 Cairo Agreement and agreed to allow the National Consensus Government control of the crossings between the Strip and Israel. The agreement prioritized the removal of the Israeli blockade on the Strip, in place since 2007, and called for a donor conference to be held with a view towards its reconstruction. It also emphasized the principles contained in the 2006 National Accord and stressed “the need to quickly provide conditions for holding elections” in accordance with existing agreements and understandings between the two sides, including the April agreement.