Abbas seeks ‘unprecedented’ steps to end Palestinian split – Ynetnews/AP 13.04.17
Since Hamas seized Gaza from Abbas in 2007, no reconciliation with his West Bank autonomy government has been achieved; without delving into details, Abbas says he is ready to make moves to end the feud.
Gaza pay crisis: Abbas risks widening rift between West Bank and Hamas-run Gaza – Amira Hass – Haaretz 13.04.17
The Palestinian president is repeating the mistake of hoping that heightened economic pressure on Gaza will undermine Hamas and alter its positions.
And see: The people of Gaza need urgent help