, Volume 67, Number 4

Paul Martin
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Paul Martin was a BBC Correspondent in Cairo from 1978-1983, and has reported on and filmed in Gaza on many visits since the Intifada there began in 2000.

Cairo’s Muchabarat, the intelligence headquarters, appeared to be a fitting venue for a Palestinian and an Egyptian diplomatic triumph. Inside its modern façade the two major Palestinian movements, plus other political factions and some independents, signed a Unity Agreement in mid-2011 that may – or may not – end five years of unremitting hostility and intermittent internecine warfare.

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