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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Latest "unity" news

Salam Fayyad did not announce that he would refuse the position of prime minister as some Arabic media sources had claimed. Instead, he just said "I shall support to the best of my abilities any candidate Palestinian parties agree upon." Not quite the same thing.

Meanwhile, even though the planned meeting between Abbas and Meshal in Cairo was canceled, they might be meeting "secretly" in Turkey. Abbas was already in Ankara and Meshal just made a "surprise" visit to Istanbul.

Meanwhile, the argument between Hamas and Fatah over whether Abbas can appoint a PM continues, as a Popular Struggle Front spokesman who was in Cairo stated that part of the original "unity" agreement indeed gave Abbas that power.