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How Qatar being forced to stop funding terrorism led to Hamas and Fatah reconciling

For years, Egypt has sought to improve relations between both parties operating in the Palestinian territories. Now it seems like something has actually changed – but what will Qatar do next? 272 more words

Arab World

Hamas asks Abbas to lift Gaza sanctions after disbanding shadow government

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (Reuters) – Hamas called on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday to respond to the disbanding of its shadow government in the Gaza Strip by ending his sanctions on the impoverished enclave.
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"Sunday’s surprise announcement that Hamas had dissolved its administrative committee in Gaza and agreed to reconciliation is unlikely to defy the precedent"

THE ATLANTIC
The Doomed Palestinian Reconciliation Plan
by Grant Rumley
September 17, 2017

Of the demands Palestinians often make of their leaders, reconciliation between their two largest political factions perennially tops the list… 131 more words

Israel & Middle East

Hamas says ready to hand Gaza to Palestinian unity government

DAOUD KUTTAB | Published — Monday 18 September 2017

AMMAN: Hamas on Sunday said it has agreed to dismantle the administration that runs Gaza, a major step toward handing control of the enclave to a unity government after a decade of bitter rivalry with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas. 458 more words

Arab World