CAIRO // A leading Palestinian official says rival groups Fatah and Hamas have agreed to form a national unity government in three months.
Fatah official Azzam Al Ahmed said both sides agreed on a timetable that begins with creating laws to govern elections.
Al Ahmed spoke in Cairo after he met with a Hamas delegation led by Moussa Abu Marzouk. Tuesday's meeting was brokered by Egyptian intelligence officials.
The Hamas militant group controls the Gaza Strip, while the Western-backed Palestinian Authority governs autonomous areas in the West Bank.
The territories have been politically divided since 2007.