Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will visit Gaza for the first time in a decade within a month, a top official in his Fatah party said on Thursday, after reconciliation talks with rival movement Hamas.
Abbas “will be in Gaza within less than a month,” Zakaria al-Agha, a senior Fatah leader in the Gaza Strip, told AFP after a breakthrough in talks between the two sides in Cairo.
Abbas has not visited the enclave since Hamas controlled Gaza strip in 2007.
Earlier on Thursday, the two sides announced they had reached agreement on aspects of their decade-long split during talks mediated by Egypt in Cairo.
Details of the agreement have not yet been released and a press conference is expected at 1000 GMT in the Egyptian capital.
“All the measures taken recently will end very shortly,” Agha added.