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Abbas seeks to curb Hamas in West Bank

The Palestinian president brought a security commander out of retirement Saturday to block Hamas from building up its forces in the West Bank, the latest sign that the standoff between the Islamic militant group and Fatah could erupt into widespread violence. The commander, Ismail Jaber, has been tainted by corruption but is respected by thousands of gunmen loyal to Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement and holds sway over key West Bank commanders. Full Story

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