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Abbas seeks to bolster Fatah with Jordan-based force

President Mahmoud Abbas has asked Israel for permission to bring Palestinian forces based in Jordan to the West Bank to try to shore up his control after Hamas’s Gaza takeover, Israeli officials said on Tuesday. Abbas met on Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, seeking support for the emergency government he appointed in the occupied West Bank after dismissing a unity cabinet led by Hamas Islamists. Full Story

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