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Mortars fired at Abbas’s Gaza office, clashes grow

Gunmen fired two mortar bombs at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s office in Gaza on Sunday, wounding at least five members of his personal guard as tensions with the ruling Hamas movement threatened to boil over. Foreign Minister Mahmoud al-Zahar, a senior Hamas leader, accused Abbas’s forces of attempting a “military coup” in Gaza after they overran two ministries under the control of the Islamists. Zahar demanded the security men leave the ministries or else be arrested, a move that could provoke further violence. Full Story

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