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Hamas: Egypt did not recommend Abbas to head transitional government

Posted in Adminstration and Government, Internal Palestinian Affairs by beyondtheborder on April 6, 2009

Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum denied earlier reports that Egypt had recommended Abbas, whose term expired in January, to stay on after the completion of reconciliation talks between Hamas and Abbas’ Fatah movement.

“We did not receive any Egyptian proposals that Abbas will head the new government, but there are Egyptian thoughts and proposals that Fatah and Hamas may agree on, especially since the program of the new government is not yet fixed.”

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