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Palestinians feud, but Egypt and Hamas working more closely

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas dug in his heels Wednesday after a meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to address the crisis over the Gaza border, publicly refusing to work with his Palestinian rival Hamas and calling for forces loyal to his government to take control of the border. While his defiant tone favors the status quo – he called the Hamas seizure of the Gaza Strip last June “a coup” – it came in the face of changing realities on the ground. Hamas and Egyptian authorities, for example, are working more closely now. Full Story

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