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  Sivan 1, 5767 , 17/06/07

Hamas, PA Tell Each Other: You're Illegal

A new government led by Salam Fayad, which enjoys the support of Mahmoud Abbas and the Fatah terror gang, has been sworn into office in Ramallah. This means that there are now two governments in the Palestinian Authority (PA): the Gaza-based Hamas government with Ismail Haniyeh as Prime Minister, and the Ramallah-based government led by Fayad and supported by Fatah leader Abbas.

Abbas declared that the Hamas armed militia will be outlawed and disbanded. In response, Haniyeh said he had decided to fire the top PA security officials, including the commander of internal security, Rashid Abu Shabak, and the PA's chief of police.
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