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Palestinian Forces March in Show of Force

Thousands of police loyal to moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas marched in a show of force Thursday, a day after the Hamas-led government deployed a 3,000-strong army of militants in its most brazen power play yet. Abbas, who has been wrangling with Hamas over control of the security forces, demanded that the government take the new militia off the streets immediately, said Saeb Erekat, an Abbas adviser. However, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas said the unit is legal and suggested it would not be disbanded. Full Story

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