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  8/28/2012, Elul 10, 5772

Abbas, Fayyad Outraged at Egyptian Treatment of Hamas


Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Mininster Salam Fayyad of the Palestinian Authority (PA) feel anger and dissatisfaction at the new Egyptian administration over its approach to the PA, especially its representation, according to PA sources cited, Monday, by the London-based Ash-Sharq Il-Awsat daily.

The sources say Abu-Mazen and Fayyad are not pleased that the government of President Mohammed Morsi "has ties with Hamas as if it is the representative of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, while ignoring the role of the Palestinian Authority." The sources added that "Egypt is negotiating with the Hamas government on issues of security, the Rafah crossing and conditions relating to citizens, including electricity, medicine, smuggling tunnels and illegal trafficking."