Fatah and Hamas have signed a deal today aimed at bringing the two Palestinian organisations together.
The deal, which was brokered by Egypt and signed in Cairo, comes after Hamas announced last month it would dissolve its administration of the Gaza strip in view of holding general elections and forming a unity government with Fatah.
The agreement is believed to include transfering administration of the border crossing between Gaza strip and Egypt to a unity government.
Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas told AFP on Thursday, "I welcome the agreement."
"I received a detailed report from the Fatah delegation about what was agreed and I considered it the final agreement to end the division."