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  6/18/2014, Sivan 20, 5774

Fatah Asks Egypt to End Siege of Gaza


Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction has sent a delegation to Egypt to discuss opening the Rafah Crossing between Gaza and Sinai, even as terrorists in the Hamas-enclave continue firing rockets at Israel.

The delegation arrived in Cairo and is led by Fatah leader Azzam al-Ahmed, who represented Fatah in the reconciliation signed with Hamas in April and led negotiations in forming the unity government two weeks ago. Leaders of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), a group recognized as representing the "Palestinian people" but which has never renounced terror, also are part of the delegation, according to a minister in the new unity government.