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Hamas says delays motion against Abbas referendum

The ruling Hamas militant group on Tuesday delayed a parliamentary showdown with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas over his call for a referendum on statehood, saying it wanted to allow more time for dialogue. Tensions have escalated between Abbas’s Fatah movement and Hamas since the president set a referendum for July 26 on a proposal for statehood that implicitly recognizes Israel. Some fear their violent power struggle could lead to civil war. Full Story

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