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Gaza handover delay raises fresh doubts over Palestinian unity deal

Gaza handover delay raises fresh doubts over Palestinian unity deal

Gaza handover delay raises fresh doubts over Palestinian unity deal

Palestinian rival factions have delayed the handover of power in the Gaza Strip by at least 10 days, stoking fears Thursday that a landmark deal to end their decade-long feud may be set to fail. A series of Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip in response to mortar fire at its forces meanwhile were a further sign Thursday of the difficulties facing the Palestinian reconciliation bid. Fatah and Hamas announced the handover delay late Wednesday after sharp disagreements derailed a plan to return civil power in the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority by Friday.

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