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GAZA CITY — Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, prime minister of the Palestinian government dismissed by President Mahmoud Abbas, called for power-sharing talks yesterday with Fatah rivals routed from the Gaza Strip.
Hamas seized control of Gaza just over a week ago and faces isolation there, not only from Israel and Western powers, but also from the emergency Cabinet Mr. Abbas set up in the occupied West Bank as well as from Arab states like Egypt and Jordan.
Mr. Abbas issued orders yesterday appointing a commission to investigate how his Fatah forces lost control of Gaza to the Islamist group, and dismissed a senior Gaza commander who “surrendered” rather than fight.
“Food is being used as a political weapon,” said a senior Western diplomat involved in the negotiations.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will reportedly make the offers to Mr. Abbas tomorrow when the leaders meet at the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik.
“The way out of the current situation is launching a Palestinian dialogue without preconditions,” Mr. Haniyeh told Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh by phone.
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