Palestine: Rival factions Hamas and Fatah sign reconciliation deal
This comes after Hamas agreed to give away administrative control of the Gaza Strip, which it has controlled for over a decade.
Western-backed Fatah had lost control over Gaza to Hamas following a brief civil war in 2007.
The West and Israel consider Hamas a terrorist organization.
Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah reconcile
Gaza and West Bank Palestinians have been ruled separately
Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh announced the reconciliation but gave no details about a deal on administrative, security and border crossing arrangements.
Last month, Hamas agreed to cede power in Gaza to the Fatah-backed government of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Since the 2007 civil war, Palestinians in Gaza and West Bank have been ruled separately.
President Abbas "welcomes" Fatah-Hamas deal
Abbas said he "welcomes the agreement reached in Cairo."
"I received a detailed report from the Fatah delegation about what was agreed and I considered it the final agreement to end the division," he added.
Abbas is reportedly planning to visit Gaza, potentially his first trip to the territory in a decade.
More details about the Fatah-Hamas agreement are awaited.
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