Hamas bans Fatah official from leaving Gaza: statement

Nzweek 25 February 2013
By Thomas Whittle

Hamas security officers prevented an official from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party from leaving the Gaza Strip to the West Bank, Fatah said in a statement on Sunday.

The move is part of finger-pointing between the rival groups over their failure to form a transitional unity government to achieve national reconciliation under the Egyptian-sponsored mediation efforts. (continue reading...)