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Fatah cancels primaries over violence

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Party cancelled primaries in the Gaza Strip on Monday after gunmen complaining the vote was unfair stormed some polling places and shut them down, party officials said. On the ground, Israel fired artillery shells at fields inside Gaza after nightfall, after suspected Palestinian militants aimed a mortar and a rocket at Israeli villages just outside the territory, the military said. Shortly after, a Palestinian threw an explosive device at an Israeli Army post near a holy site in the West Bank city of Hebron, residents said. No one was hurt. Earlier, Fatah said in a statement Monday’s voting was void because of what it termed “serious violations that made it impossible to continue with the election process.” The ballot would have to be repeated, and a decision on a date would be made later. Full Story

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