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Hamas, Fatah trade blame for holdup on Gaza meeting

Fatah and Hamas are accusing each other of delaying the PLO delegation visit to Gaza aimed at countering the US Mideast peace plan.
Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat gestures as he speaks to the media in Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank July 1, 2019. Picture taken July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman - RC18AC22D710

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinian archrivals Fatah and Hamas have something new to argue about.

The factions appeared, briefly, to be moving closer to one another, united in their rejection of US President Donald Trump's Mideast peace plan, dubbed the "deal of the century." But even their common condemnation of the plan that was unveiled Jan. 28 has failed so far to produce anything more than mutual blame.

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