Palestinian ministers cut short Gaza visit over dispute with Hamas

April 20, 2015 7:43 PM

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Palestinian ministers cut short Gaza visit over dispute with Hamas

GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian cabinet ministers from the occupied West Bank cut short a visit to Gaza on Monday over disputes between their Western-backed Fatah movement and the Islamist group Hamas which dominates the territory, officials said.

The truncated visit reflected tensions threatening a year-old "unity" government, harming internationally-backed efforts to rebuild the Gaza Strip after a war with Israel and complicating Palestinian statehood ambitions.

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