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Fatah stays out of Hamas cabinet

The Fatah movement of the Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, has refused to join a government being formed by Hamas. Fatah spokesman Azzam al-Ahmad said weeks of talks on Hamas’ political programme had failed. Fatah, which lost elections in January, had wanted Hamas to recognise previous Palestinian agreements with Israel. Hamas leaders said this would mean accepting the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land. Full Story

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