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Fatah to Boycott Parliamentary Session

The ousted Fatah Party will boycott Tuesday’s session of the Hamas-dominated parliament to protest the militant group’s move to overturn new powers for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, a Fatah official said. Azzam al-Ahmed, Fatah’s parliamentary faction leader, announced the boycott and said the party would also file suit against Hamas in the Palestinian Supreme Court. On Monday, Hamas nullified powers the outgoing Fatah-ruled parliament gave to Abbas to cancel the new parliament’s laws and appoint Fatah officials to key positions. Fatah lawmakers responded by walking out of the parliament chamber. Full Story

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