Hamas Assumes Control of Palestinian Parliament

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Hamas leaders Ismail Haniyeh, left, and Ahmed Bahar join the parliamentary session in Ramallah by video conference from Gaza City. Abid Katib/Getty Images hide caption

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Hamas leaders join the parliamentary session by video conferenc

Hamas leaders Ismail Haniyeh, left, and Ahmed Bahar join the parliamentary session in Ramallah by video conference from Gaza City.

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A new Palestinian Parliament is sworn in, with Hamas, the militant Islamist party, asked to form a new government. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appealed for a continued truce and peace negotiations with Israel.

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