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(photo credit: Bloomberg)
As it has every year since taking control of the Gaza Strip in the summer of
2007, on Monday Hamas announced its decision to ban Fatah supporters from holding a rally in the Gaza Strip
to mark the anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s death.
member of the Fatah Central Committee, said the Hamas government had informed
him formally of the decision to ban the rally, which was scheduled to be held on
November 11. He said the rally, which had been planned by Fatah, was supposed to
be held in Gaza City’s Katibeh Square.
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The decision came as
representatives of the two parties prepared to meet in Syria on Tuesday to
discuss ways of solving the dispute between them. Sources close to Hamas and
Fatah said the issue of security would be at the top of the
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has dismissed the
possibility of sharing security powers with Hamas in the West Bank or the Gaza
Strip – a move that has drawn sharp criticism from the Islamist movement