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Rivals Hamas and Fatah 'holding unity talks'

Hamas and Fatah, the two rival Palestinian political factions, are in talks about forming a unity government with Hamas leader Khaled Meshal claiming that long-stalled elections in the occupied territories are also being planned. 

Israel arrests Hamas MPs

Israel arrested 23 Hamas members in the occupied West Bank today, including three who sit on the Palestinian Authority Legislative Council.

Hamas rival Fatah party stages first Gaza rally since 2007

The Fatah party of Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas staged a massive rally today in the Gaza Strip, the first such gathering in the territory since the Islamist Hamas group took control there in 2007 and a reflection of the warming ties between the two rival factions.

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Hamas chief arrives in Gaza for first-ever visit

The exiled Hamas chief broke into tears today as he arrived in the Gaza Strip for his first-ever visit, a landmark trip reflecting his militant group's growing international acceptance and its defiance of Israel.