Violence in Gaza Threatens to Overshadow Talks

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Violence in the Gaza Strip threatens to damage the shaky peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

Israel's defense minister vows to crack down even harder on the Gaza Strip — now controlled by Hamas — in the face of ongoing Gaza rocket fire and Hamas' claim of responsibility for the first suicide bombing in Israel in more than a year.

Meantime, pressure is growing within the Palestinian Authority leadership — now confined to the West Bank — to open a dialogue with its bitter rival, Hamas. But those talks could jeopardize the already fragile talks with Israel.



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