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By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for implementation of the government's security plan as clashes between rival factions Hamas and Fatah left at least 11 Palestinians dead Tuesday.
By PBS NewsHour
Six weeks after its formation, the Palestinian unity government is struggling with many of the same challenges it faced at its inception, including a crippling economic embargo and continued tensions between leaders of rival parties.
After months of negotiations, Palestinian rival factions Hamas and Fatah on Thursday finalized a unity government in an effort to end violence between the groups and lead the Palestinians out of yearlong international isolation.
A three-party summit involving the United States, Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the first in more than four years, ended Monday with no tangible headway. From Jerusalem, Jeffrey Brown interviews local reporters about the weekend's meetings and prospects for peace.
The two main rival Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, signed an agreement to share government power in Saudi-brokered talks Thursday, a move aimed at ending growing violence between the two factions.
King Abdullah VI of Saudi Arabia urged a reconciliation between Palestinian rival factions Fatah and Hamas in a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Mecca on Tuesday.
In the days after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for early parliamentary elections on Saturday, deadly fighting between rival Hamas and Fatah factions continued throughout the Gaza region.
Clashes erupted Friday between rival Palestinian factions after Hamas accused Fatah of trying to assassinate Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority government. Two experts on the Middle East analyze Palestinian tensions.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in the Middle East on a mission to revive peace talks, urged Israelis and Palestinians to extend a tentative cease-fire implemented this week.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with President Bush Monday and reiterated that he is open to negotiations with the Palestinian government if it recognizes Israel and renounces violence. Experts discuss the conflict and its future.
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