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Emir of Qatar Arrives in Gaza

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad ibn Khalifa Al Thani, arrived, Tuesday morning, for an official visit in Gaza, accompanied by a large entourage. It's the first visit by an Arab leader since Hamas rose to power in a 2007 civil war.

The Fatah faction of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas criticized Qatar on Monday for coordinating the trip directly with Hamas and not with the PA. Fatah was also angry at Qatar for not even speaking to Abbas.

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