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Hamas: PA call for its workers to return to their posts 'violation' of Cairo deal

Hamas accused the government of national accords, run by Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas, of "violating" reconciliation agreements reached in Cairo, a press release said yesterday.

"The government's call … is a violation of the Cairo deal reached on May 5 2011," Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said in a statement.

In a statement, the government based in the occupied West Bank stressed the "necessity of all old employees to return to work," instructing ministers to arrange their return to their positions.

Read: The reconciliation is in the interest of Palestine's national security

According to the statement, this is part of full hand over of control of the Gaza Strip, noting that the role of the aforementioned committee is to look into the situation of the employees instated by Hamas after 14 June 2007.

On 12 October, Fatah and Hamas signed a reconciliation deal in Cairo that stipulated Hamas' handing over control of Gaza to the Fatah-dominated government.

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