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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood pressing Hamas to Compromise with Israel – NYTimes.com

In News, Politics on March 24, 2012 at 10:55

Egypt’s Election Victors Seek Shift by Hamas to Press Israel

 “As it prepares to take power in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood is overhauling its relations with the two main Palestinian factions in an effort to put new pressure on Israel for an independent Palestinian state.

Officials of the Brotherhood, Egypt’s dominant Islamist movement, are pressing its militant Palestinian offshoot, Hamas, which controls Gaza, to make new compromises with Fatah, the Western-backed Palestinian leadership that has committed to peace with Israel and runs the West Bank.”

 

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