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Abbas Invites Rival Hamas to Join Gov’t

The Palestinian leader has invited the rival Hamas group, listed by the West as a terrorist organization, into his Cabinet to ensure a smooth transition in the Gaza Strip after the planned Israeli withdrawal, a Hamas spokesman said Friday.The Israeli Foreign Ministry said the presence of Hamas in a Palestinian government was unacceptable and would hurt efforts to reach a peace deal. Hamas is considering the offer, a senior Hamas official said on condition of anonymity because no decision has been made. The Islamic group’s leadership in Gaza and abroad will have the final say on whether to join the Palestinian government, he said.Full Story

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