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Why Abbas Refuses to Ease Sanctions on Gaza, by Yoni Ben Menachem (JNS via Algemeiner)

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Jun. 14, 2018

The two million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip are paying the price for the political rivalry between Fatah and Hamas.

This week, the Israeli government’s Security Cabinet decided not to make any further humanitarian concessions to Gaza as long as Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas stands firm in his refusal to remove the sanctions that he imposed on Gaza a year ago.

The PLO’s Action Committee set up a higher council to discuss the issue of Gaza. This council met on June 9

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