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        1/10/2013, Tevet 28, 5773

      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)