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Fatah legacy puts Hamas under financial pressure

The Hamas-led Palestinian Authority, already facing a tightening diplomatic and economic squeeze, is having to decide whether to confirm the recruitment of 18,000 security service personnel enacted in the three months before it took office. The outgoing Fatah Minister of the Interior, Nasser Yusef, bequeathed the new Hamas administration a volatile new problem by approving a 25 per cent manpower increase in the much-criticised security services between January and March of this year. Full Story

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