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Hamas reacts to Abbas’ call for Arab strike against Gaza

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ call during the Arab Summit for an attack against Hamas in Gaza — similar to the one launched by Saudi Arabia against Yemen — has raised the ire of Hamas figures.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) attends the opening meeting of the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, in the South Sinai governorate, south of Cairo, March 28, 2015. Arab League heads of state will hold a two-day summit to discuss a range of conflicts in the region, including Yemen and Libya, as well as the threat posed by Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Stringer - RTR4V98Y
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The military operation started March 26 against the Houthis in Yemen was expected to make waves in the Arab region, whether those affected support it, oppose it or have reservations.

However, no one expected Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’ call at the Arab Summit on March 28 for an operation similar to Operation Decisive Storm in Palestine. He asked Arab leaders to solve the Palestinian division the same way as in Yemen. Abbas also accused Hamas of obstructing the reconstruction process, as, according to him, it is impeding the reconciliation government’s role and political legitimacy in the Gaza Strip.

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