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Palestinian PM says elections would worsen tensions

Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh accused President Mahmoud Abbas of trying to force his Hamas movement out of government entirely, and said early Palestinian elections would exacerbate tension. Aides to Abbas said on Saturday he was planning to call early elections, seeing little point in further talks on a government to replace a Hamas-led coalition boycotted by the West. Haniyeh, currently on an official visit to Iran, a key backer of Hamas, blamed the breakdown on Abbas. Full Story

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