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December 22, 2011 9:18 am

Report: Hamas will Join PLO

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Fatah and Hamas appear to have more that unites them than divides them.

YNet – Hamas has reportedly agreed to join the Palestine Liberation Organization – a key step toward unifying the long-divided Palestinian leadership.

Hamas Politburo Chief Khaled Mashaal on Thursday joined a committee that will prepare for elections to the PLO leadership.

Those elections are likely still a while away, but Mashaal’s move means he will work with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, head of the rival Fatah party.

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