For years and years there has been ongoing fighting in the West Bank of Egypt as well as Gaza due to a century old land dispute and it seems this week the two feuding groups may have finally brought the fighting to an end. Leaders of the Palestinians as well as 12 other political or religious factions in the area met and came to a unity deal.
The exact details of the unity deal are somewhat confusing but the end result is fairly straightforward. The 13 factions have basically decided that all fighting and war in the area is going to come to an end and the entire ordeal will be dealt with through political action and an upcoming election. The group of leaders all agreed upon the terms eventually and the election date is scheduled for next year.
Unfortunately there is still one drawback to the unity deal; Israeli officials have not officially accepted the unity deal. At this time it also seems quite likely that the Israelis will not be accepting the deal due to a variety of reasons so despite this massive leap forward for peace many analysts say nothing will come out of it.
Many analysts in the area say that unless something drastic happens within the Israeli government they will likely never accept any sort of unity proposition from the other factions in the area; unfortunately this also means that peace is likely out of reach for much of the area according to many leading experts.