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Saturday, July 03, 2010

Today's PalArab news (7/3/2010)

Hamas has summoned over 100 Fatah members in Gaza - which means that they have been arrested. It is said that this is in response to the PA arresting some Hamas members in the West Bank. Hamas also confiscated their passports.

Saeb Erekat has denied news reports that Mahmoud Abbas made an offer to allow Israel to keep the Western Wall and the Jewish Quarter, in exchange of cutting Israel in half for a land corridor between Gaza and the West Bank.

After Netanyahu said that he offered the release of 1000 Arab prisoners in exchange for Gilad Shalit, relatives of the Arab prisoners held a protest outside Mahmoud Zahar's house in Gaza to tell him to hold strong and try to get as many prisoners as he can for Shalit. (corrected)

Egypt denied rumors that it was closing the Rafah crossing.