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Hamas agrees to steps toward Palestinian unity

GAZA CITY: Hamas said Sunday it had agreed to steps toward resolving a decade-long split with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah, announcing it would dissolve a body seen as a rival government and was ready to hold elections. The statement comes after Hamas leaders held talks with Egyptian officials last week, and with the Gaza Strip run by the Palestinian Islamist movement facing a mounting humanitarian crisis. Hamas said it had agreed to key demands made by Fatah: dissolving the so-called "administrative…