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Hamas, Fatah hold talks on Palestinian government

Fatah leaders came to the home of a top Hamas official on Wednesday to begin talks on a possible governing partnership between the long-dominant Palestinian faction and the militant group that crushed it at the polls. Fatah has been cool to the idea of joining a government led by its powerful Islamist rival, which swept to victory in the January 25 election on a platform of rooting out corruption in a Palestinian Authority dominated by the mainstream faction. The coalition talks, at the Gaza home of Mahmoud al-Zahar, leader of Hamas’s majority parliamentary faction, were the first between the two groups since the ballot. Full Story

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