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  8/20/2014, Av 24, 5774

Senior Fatah Source: Qatar Pushed Hamas Back to War

A senior member of Palestnian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction said Wednesday Hamas's choice to forego the Egyptian truce proposal and return to its rocket war on Israel was due to Qatari pressure.

Hamas reportedly tried to get Qatar involved in the truce talks. When Egypt refused, Qatar ordered Khaled Mashaal to reject the truce or be expelled.