GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- The leader of Hamas says his group has reached an agreement with the rival Fatah party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after Egyptian-brokered talks about the terms of control of the Gaza Strip.
Ismail Haniyeh said in a statement that details would be announced in Cairo later on Thursday.
The Islamic militant Hamas evicted Abbas' Western-backed Palestinian Authority from Gaza a decade ago, leading to a crippling territorial and political split among Palestinians. Abbas oversees autonomous enclaves in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
Hamas and Fatah officials held two days of talks in Cairo this week about a Palestinian Authority return to Gaza.
Repeatedhave failed since 2007.
Sticking points include control over the arsenal of Hamas' armed wing and the fate of thousands of Hamas public servants.