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Egypt struggles to reconcile Hamas, Palestinian Authority

Egypt postponed a highly anticipated meeting between Palestinian factions to avoid failure, as Cairo recently came out as a major regional player after brokering the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.
Women walk past a giant banner depicting Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi amidst preparations to receive a visiting Egyptian intelligence delegation in Gaza City on May 31, 2021.

Egypt has so far struggled to reconcile Hamas and the Palestinian Authority after mediating a cease-fire last month between Israel and Hamas.

Egypt had invited Palestinian factions for an urgent meeting in Cairo set for June 12 to discuss a united vision for the national Palestinian movement. But in a surprising development June 10 — just two days ahead of the planned meeting — Cairo notified the Palestinians that it was postponing the discussions. 

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