It has been exactly a year since Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip.
Power sharing between Hamas and Fatah had been tried.
But it was the unravelling of the national unity government, agreed in Mecca, that resulted in the Hamas takeover.
That forced Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, to take appoint a new caretaker government in Ramallah.
This has created a political divide where Hamas controls Gaza and Fatah dominates the West Bank.
Nour Odeh reports.