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The decision for the Palestinian Authority to leave the area was made in response to Hamas's "measures."
Fatah, Hamas call for ‘day of rage’ in the West Bank today to protest Israeli ‘crimes’
The latest wave of attacks has included shootings, but there are other attempted attacks that take place in the background, and have continued to take place over the years, often hidden from view.
The two Palestinian factions reconciled last month, but the process of building a unity government is slow and daunting.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Under an agreement signed by Hamas and Fatah in Cairo in mid-October, the PA is supposed to take full responsibility for Gaza by Friday.
By ADAM RASGON
On Tuesday afternoon, for the first time in more than 10 years, the Ramallah-based PA ordered all of its Gaza-based employees to return to work in ministries and government bodies.
Fatah and Hamas are currently struggling to implement a reconciliation deal that was reached earlier this month.
According to the statement, the factions deferred the choice of a final date for the elections to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
The PA wants to prevent a scenario in which it takes responsibility for Gaza but militant groups can still carry out attacks on Israel.
A number of Hamas, Fatah and other Palestinian officials on Friday visited Abu Naim’s hospital bedside.
Most analysts contend that Hamas will not lay down its arms, as called for by PA President Mahmoud Abbas as a precondition for assuming control over the enclave.
By CHARLES BYBELEZER/THE MEDIA LINE
They are not friends of Israel; they are bitter enemies.
By GERSHON BASKIN
While Hamas and Fatah have said they want to reunite the Palestinian territories, they have to overcome a number of obstacles to do that.
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