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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends a Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah March 19, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman


Palestinian political crisis deepens with collapse of unity government

June 19, 2015, Khaled Elgindy

In the wake of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' decision earlier this week to dissolve the Fatah-Hamas consensus government, Khaled Elgindy writes that political deadlock will continue until Fatah and Hamas put the needs of the Palestinian people first.

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