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Mediators invite leaders to Egypt

International mediators invited the Palestinian president and the Israeli prime minister for talks in Cairo this month, stepping into the vacuum created by the Palestinians’ last-minute cancellation of a meeting Thursday between the two. The diplomatic maneuvering took place at a time when a brittle truce between rival Palestinian gunmen began to unravel. One gunman from President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction was killed before daybreak Thursday in a shootout with fighters from the rival Hamas faction in the southern Gaza Strip — the first fatality in Palestinian infighting since the truce took hold in mid-May. Full Story

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