Palestinians sit in a tent erected upon the ruins of their house, which witnesses said was destroyed during the seven-week Israeli offensive, as the remains of other houses are seen in the east of Gaza City September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
CAIRO, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah reached an agreement on Thursday by which the unity government run by President Mahmoud Abbas would take control of the Gaza Strip, negotiators in Egyptian-mediated reconciliation talks told reporters.
"All civil servants will be paid by the unity government because they are all Palestinians and it is the government of all Palestinians," said Azzam Ahmed of Abbas' Fatah movement.
"The United Nations will come to an agreement with Israel and the unity government on how to run the crossings," Marzouk said. He added that Rafah border crossing with Egypt was not part of the talks.
(Reporting by Shadi Bushra; Writing by Stephen Kalin; Editing by Catherine Evans)