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Palestinian Parliament OKs Hamas Cabinet

The Palestinian parliament overwhelming approved the new Hamas Cabinet on Tuesday, setting the stage for the new administration to take office later this week. Lawmakers belonging to the Islamic militant group broke into chants of “God is great” immediately after the 71-36 vote. Two parliamentarians abstained. Hamas Prime Minister-designate Ismail Haniyeh said his new government was ready to talk to international mediators about solving the Mideast conflict, but won’t cave in to economic pressures to soften its hard-line agenda. Full Story

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