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  12/9/2012, Kislev 25, 5773

PA Gives Hamas Free Rein


The Palestinian Authority has ended its efforts to curb the power of Hamas in Judea and Samaria, Maariv/nrg reports. The change in approach is part of ongoing concessions by both Hamas and Fatah as the two groups attempt to mend a years-old rift.

Previously the PA attempted to keep the group in check to ensure that it remained incapable of challenging Fatah for control of the area as it did in Gaza.