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Standoff brings Fatah closer to Hamas

Fatah officials on Monday expressed support for Hamas’s demand to release Palestinian prisoners held in Israel in return for kidnapped IDF soldier Cpl. Gilad Shalit and called on all Palestinians factions to unite “in the face of Israel’s ongoing aggression on the Palestinians.” The abduction of Shalit and Israel’s subsequent measures – including military operations and the arrest of scores of Hamas ministers and legislators – have resulted in rapprochement between Hamas and Fatah following months of bickering and fighting. Full Story

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