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The State Department says the office of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Washington, D.C., must close under a little-known provision in U.S. law that forbids it from requesting Israelis be prosecuted for crimes against Palestinians. Mandel Ngan /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Palestinians march Wednesday in Gaza City in support of an attempt to reconcile the two main factions. Those factions, Hamas and the Palestine Liberation Organization, have been bitterly divided since 2007. They hope to form a unity government within five weeks. Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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