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Abbas urges world to lift “siege” on Palestinians

President Mahmoud Abbas urged the world on Saturday to lift an international boycott of the Palestinian Authority with the advent of a unity cabinet that joins his secular Fatah faction with its Islamist Hamas rivals. “This national unity wedding has received an Arab and international welcome, which we hope will be transformed into practical steps to end the siege,” Abbas said, in an advance text of his speech to lawmakers meeting to approve the cabinet. Full Story

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