Hamas meets with Abbas rivals as detente with Fatah crumbles

The Times of Israel reports: “A senior Hamas delegation visiting Cairo on Monday met with dissident Fatah leaders affiliated with Mohammed Dahlan, an archrival of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

The meeting was the first of its kind since Hamas and Abbas’s ruling Fatah faction signed a reconciliation agreement under the auspices of the Egyptian authorities in November 2017.

The decision of Hamas to meet with Abbas’s rival is the latest signal that the highly touted rapprochement effort may be nearing its end.

Both Fatah and Hamas have held each other responsible for hindering the implementation of the accord…”

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