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Hamas, Fatah Jockey for Control After Gaza Clashes

In the wake of Hamas forces seizing control of much of the Gaza Strip from Fatah rivals, a Washington Post reporter updates what comes next in the continuing struggle to govern the Palestinian Authority.

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    Scott Wilson, thank you for being with us. What is the situation right now in Gaza?

  • SCOTT WILSON, The Washington Post:

    It's calm now, after five very fierce days of fighting there. Hamas has taken control of the entire Gaza Strip. What that means, practically speaking, is that it's taken over control of the Fatah-controlled security posts.

    And, today, there was even celebrations in the streets of Hamas' victory. People came out of their houses for the first time to buy food in several days, and just a general feeling of relief that the violence of the past few days is over. And so it's much calmer than it's been all week.

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