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  Tevet 28, 5773 , 10/01/13

Abbas and Mashaal Meet in Cairo

According to PA and Egyptian sources, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas met Hamas Politburo Chairman Khaled Mashaal in Cairo as another step toward the PLO-Hamas reconciliation declared in 2011. The meeting was ‘in good spirit’, but Abbas refused a meeting of the pair with Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi in order to avoid granting Mashaal status as a legitimate Palestinian Arab leader. (Yediot Aharonot)

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