Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has accused Israel of committing "genocide" against Palestinians, and he has also criticized Hamas for firing rockets on Israel. Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Israeli army flares fall into Gaza on Monday, the seventh day of the current fighting between Israel and Palestinians. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas delivers a speech in Cairo on May 4, 2011 during a Palestinian unity ceremony. THAER GHANEM/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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