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Abbas Releases Hamas Prisoners as Unity Talks Intensify

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Mahmoud Abbas. Photo: World Economic Forum.

Ha’aretz – The interior ministry in Hamas-ruled Gaza said it freed six prisoners from rival party Fatah on Monday as part of a Palestinian unity pact the Islamist Hamas signed with Fatah two weeks ago.

The move came as Palestinian President and Fatah Leader Mahmoud Abbas met exiled Hamas chief Khaled Meshal in the Qatari capital Doha, for their first talks since the groups agreed to soon form a unity government and hold elections.

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