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Palestinian Cabinet officials hold 'historic' unity meeting in Gaza
Palestinian Cabinet officials hold 'historic' unity meeting in Gaza

For the first time since 2007, Palestinian Authority officials traveled Thursday from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip. Describing the day as "historic," Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah held a first meeting of the new unity government that took office in June after a reconciliation accord between the rival Palestinian political factions of Fatah and Hamas. The April accord ended a seven-year rift that started when the militant group Hamas forcefully wrested control of the Gaza Strip after winning elections the year before, seizing control of the coastal strip and leaving Palestinians sharply divided between the West Bank and Gaza. The Hamas takeover also...

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