The BBC’s ‘Palestinian territories’ profile (last updated in December 2017) tells audiences that:
“The Fatah faction of the PLO ran the PNA until 2006, when Hamas won a majority in Legislative Council elections.
Uneasy co-existence between PNA President Mahmoud Abbas and a Hamas-led government led to violence between armed wings of Fatah and Hamas, culminating in Hamas seizing power in Gaza in June 2007 and President Abbas dismissing the government.
The two PNA areas were then run by the separate factions – the West Bank by Fatah, and Gaza by Hamas – until a government of national unity assumed control of Gaza public institutions in October 2017.” [emphasis added]
That same profile’s ‘timeline‘ states:
“2017 October – Hamas lets the Ramallah-based unity government take over public institutions in Gaza as part of a reconciliation process between the two rival administrations.”
While the BBC enthusiastically reported that ‘unity government’…
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