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Hamas refuses Fatah demand it cede Gaza control for reconciliation

Hamas voiced willingness on Wednesday to talk to Fatah as part of a Yemeni reconciliation initiative but said the secular faction must drop its demand the Islamist group first give up control of the Gaza Strip. “We do not accept it as a condition to restore dialogue,” Hamas spokesmanAyman Taha said. “[The Gaza Strip] is only an item that can be discussed within the agenda of the talks.” Full Story

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