Palestinian national dialogue sessions commence today in Cairo

The three-day national dialogue between Palestinian political fractions are to be held in Cairo to assess the steps taken to achieve the national reconciliation. A delegation of Palestinian factions arrived in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Monday for the dialogue sessions scheduled for today. The national dialogue will review what the parties of the Palestinian national reconciliation Fatah and Hamas have achieved so far in empowering the government in the Gaza Strip as well as the 2011 reconciliation agreement, which includes holding presidential and legislative elections, security control in Gaza, reforming the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), government formation and reconciling families who lost loved ones when Hamas took over power in Gaza in 2007.
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