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      Archive: 12/19/2012
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        12/19/2012, Tevet 6, 5773

      Hamas Allows Fatah Celebration in Gaza


      Hamas and Fatah are continuing to make gestures of reconciliation as both groups say they seek to restore joint rule of the Palestinian Authority. Hamas now says it will allow Fatah members in Gaza to celebrate the anniversary of their organization’s 1959 creation.

      Fatah and Hamas split in 2007 following a bloody battle for control of Gaza, which Hamas won. Fatah may face sanctions if it reunites with Hamas, which openly seeks Israel’s destruction.