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        2/7/2013, Shevat 27, 5773

      Abbas: Hamas Ruling Gaza with Iron Fist


      Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas addressed on Wednesday the issue of the status of Gaza, telling an Islamic conference in Cairo that Gaza is ruled with an iron fist by the Hamas government which does not accept the authority of the PA government in Ramallah.

      “One should make a distinction between humanitarian aid, which is a must to the residents of Gaza, and the diplomatic visits that give Hamas an official seal, as if there is an independent entity in the Gaza Strip.”