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Abbas Swears in Hamas Cabinet Ministers

Hamas formally took power Wednesday, with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swearing in 24 Cabinet ministers, including 14 who served time in Israeli prisons. Soon after the ceremony Canada announced it was suspending aid to the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority, and other nations were expected to follow suit. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said the United States is looking for ways to get humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people, but “we are not going to provide funds to a terrorist organization. And we are not going to provide U.S. funds to a Hamas-led government.” Full Story

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