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Abbas rallies election support, with or without Hamas

The Arab League has announced its backing for Palestinian legislative elections, as Hamas and Fatah remain divided over them.
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Fatah, Hamas and most, if not all, of the Arab world believe elections are due in the Palestinian territories. They just can't agree on when they should be held.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, of Fatah, recently instructed the Central Election Commission to begin preparing to hold parliamentary elections — sometime — supposedly to be followed in a few months by presidential elections. Hamas opposes Abbas' decision to separate the elections. 

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