Hamas says it'll return Abbas's Gaza Strip villa

January 14, 2012 17:44

Hamas has decided to give back the villa belonging to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Gaza City, Hamas official Khalil al-Haya announced Saturday.

Hamas militiamen seized the villa during the 2007 coup they staged against the PA in the Gaza Strip.

Abbas's residence and other PA installations have since been occupied by Hamas officials and activists.

The villa was empty when it was seized by Hamas. Abbas has since been living in his other house in Ramallah.

Al-Haya said that Abbas's villa would be handed over to Fatah representatives in the Gaza Strip.

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