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Fatah, Hamas Clash Spreads to West Bank

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Fatah, Hamas Clash Spreads to West Bank

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Fatah, Hamas Clash Spreads to West Bank

Fatah, Hamas Clash Spreads to West Bank

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The fighting between rival Palestinian factions spread to the West Bank. Fatah gunmen stormed Hamas-controlled government offices in retaliation for the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip earlier this week. Fatah supporters began fleeing Gaza in fear of reprisals. Meanwhile, the U.S. will consider ending a ban on direct aid to the Palestinian Authority provided President Mahmoud Abbas forms a government without Hamas.