Middle East: Gaza's armed groups, a sticking point in Fatah-Hamas reconciliation
The process of reconciliation between the two rival Palestinian parties, Fatah and Hamas, is reaching a critical stage. Hamas is soon to hand over control of Gaza to the Palestinian Authority. But there is a major sticking point. What happens to the armed wing of Hamas and other armed brigades? Mahmoud Abbas wants the groups dismantled, but the militias, who number tens of thousands of fighters, are so far refusing to do so. Our team reports from the Gaza Strip.
A program prepared by Yong Chim and Florence Viala
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