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Israel, Arabs Support Abbas at Egypt Summit

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Israel, Arabs Support Abbas at Egypt Summit

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Israel, Arabs Support Abbas at Egypt Summit

Israel, Arabs Support Abbas at Egypt Summit

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Egypt is hosting a summit with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Jordan's King Abdullah, and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, as regional leaders show their support for Abbas and his Fatah party.

Violent clashes between Palestinian factions caused Abbas to dismiss Hamas from the shared unity government. Currently, Fatah controls the West Bank while Hamas controls Gaza.