Paul Aaron will lead a discussion on reconciliation in Gaza following the May 5th Cairo Agreement. Aaron is Project Director for Towards Social Reconciliation in Gaza: A Community-based Assessment of Pathways and Pitfalls, implemented by Tida, an organization founded by Dr. Eyad Sarraj.

This event is part of the HKS Conversation Series: Can the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Be Resolved? a seven-part seminar series hosted by MEI fellow Diana Buttu, former legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team in its negotiations with Israel and later as an advisor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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Participants are asked to read the following articles before attending this session:

Hamas/Fatah Reconciliation:

Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah sign reconciliation dealThe Guardian, May 2011

Accord Brings New Sense of Urgency to Israeli-Palestinian ConflictThe New York Times, May 2011

On the Current Status of Gaza:

"Scale of Control: Israel's Continued Responsibility in the Gaza Strip." November 2011

Gaza Fact Sheet

The HKS Conversation Series is made possible by the generous support of Sidney Topol.