By Jessica Elgot, October 14, 2009
Fatah have signed a preliminary truce deal with Hamas, amid rising tensions between the two Palestinian factions over the Goldstone Report.
But Hamas is yet to sign the agreement, and a spokesman for the party said their leadership would not be pressurised into peace.
Hamas has been strongly critical of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who originally refused to push for a UN debate on the Goldstone Report.
The UN-commissioned report had been critical of Israel’s conduct during the Gaza offensive earlier this year.