Abbas: Hamas overreached
Gaza’s rulers prolonged fighting needlessly, he says
Posted: August 30, 2014 at 3:13 a.m.
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic militant group backs, while Israel's premier said the end of the fighting could lead to the resumption of peace talks with Abbas.
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