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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:20 PM

Fatah’s rally in Gaza hints at effort toward unity with Hamas

JERUSALEM — The Fatah party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas held a mass rally in Gaza on Friday to mark the 48th anniversary of its founding, the first such gathering permitted by the rival Islamist Hamas group since it seized control of the territory in a brief civil war in 2007.

The rally was another sign of thawing relations between the factions since November, when Israel launched a military offensive to halt rocket fire from Gaza and Abbas won limited recognition of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations.

Hamas has enjoyed a surge of popularity among Palestinians after firing rockets deep into Israel during the recent conflict, and Fatah has been buoyed by the U.N. statehood vote, spurring renewed moves to carry out a stalled reconciliation accord signed by the factions in 2011.

Hamas granted permission for the Fatah rally in Gaza after it was allowed to hold two anniversary rallies last month in the West Bank, parts of which are controlled by the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority. Since their split five years ago, each faction had banned public gatherings by its rival.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/fatahs-rally-in-gaza-hints-at-effort-toward-unity-with-hamas/2013/01/04/35afe3f6-569c-11e2-bf3e-76c0a789346f_story.html

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Reply Fatah’s rally in Gaza hints at effort toward unity with Hamas (Original post)
oberliner Jan 2013 OP
Purveyor Jan 2013 #1
Scootaloo Jan 2013 #2
Purveyor Jan 2013 #6
azurnoir Jan 2013 #4
King_David Jan 2013 #5
azurnoir Jan 2013 #7
azurnoir Jan 2013 #3

Response to oberliner (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:29 PM

1. And the shiites are playing paddy-cake with the sunnis in Iraq. Be afraid of what ya'll wished for.

Last edited Sat Jan 5, 2013, 10:46 AM - Edit history (1)

You 'own it'...

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:04 AM

2. It's "Shia"

Just, y'know, thought you might want to know, since "shite" means something completely different

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 10:46 AM

6. Ok so I dropped a 'i'. Shiite. eom

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:51 AM

4. That's nice and all but Hamas is Sunni as are Muslim members of the PLO/PA

no to very few Shia involved the split was purely political

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 03:04 AM

5. You mean all of Hamas nt

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Response to King_David (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:29 PM

7. what I means is

Hamas is overwhelmingly Sunni, whereas Hezbollah is overwhelmingly Shia

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:49 AM

3. and another D*mned if they D*mned if they don't moment for the Palestinians n/t

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