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Hamas Says Rival Fatah Men Exiled From Gaza Can Return

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January 06, 2014 AT 7:51 AM
The Hamas premier of Gaza said on Monday hundreds of members of the rival Palestinian Fatah group, exiled from the coastal enclave since a 2007 civil war, could now return in what he called a step towards Palestinian unity. It appeared to be a notable gesture towards reconciling the ruling Islamist militant group in Gaza and the Western-backed Fatah in the West Bank, with Gaza now suffering economic and political isolation imposed by neighbors Egypt and Israel. Fatah's spokesman, however, dismissed the move as "superficial" and called on Hamas to implement past accords on Palestinian unity.