Mahmoud Abbas is reaching out to Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh for the first time since Abbas spoke about new elections.
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas telephoned Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas on Thursday in a sign of rapprochement between the two men as the Islamist premier set off on a tour of Arab countries.
It was their first phone conversation since Abbas's Dec. 16 appeal for new elections, which Hamas...Read Full Story
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has agreed to meet with Palestinian
President Mahmoud Abbas in order to open a "back channel" of talks on
the principles of a permanent peace deal, an Israeli newspaper reported
Friday.Read Full Story
News sources are reporting on the quantity of arms delivered to Mahmoud Abbas. 4 trucks containing 2,000 automatic rifles, 20,000 ammunition clips and 2 million cartridges crossed into Israel on Wednesday and were escorted by Israeli military police to a crossing into the Gaza Strip, bound for Abbas' Presidential Guard.Read Full Story
Breaking news on the arms deal between Abbas and Egypt...
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With Israel's blessing, Egypt has delivered a large arms shipment to
forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, officials said
yesterday, in the latest Israeli attempt to boost the embattled leader
in his bloody conflict with the militant Islamic Hamas.
Though there has been a one week hiatus in armed clashes, Palestinians
fear the heavily...Read Full Story
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