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  8/12/2014, Av 16, 5774

Lapid: Abbas Should Return to Power in Gaza

Finance Minister Yair Lapid on Monday called on the international community to pull together a massive aid package for Gaza conditioned on the Palestinian Authority returning to power in place of Hamas.

Speaking to the Associated Press (AP), Lapid said that the Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is the legitimate authority in Gaza. If Hamas were removed, he said, Israel’s naval blockade on Gaza would end.