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The Hamas victory in Gaza is a warning that World War IV (as Norman Podhoretz has called it) is going to be long and hard. It is also a warning that the West is currently losing that war.
SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt — Israel's prime minister promised yesterday to free 250 Palestinian prisoners and to improve life in the West Bank in an attempt to boost Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas after Hamas' takeover in Gaza.
JERUSALEM — International Mideast negotiators today searched for ways to revive peace talks after Hamas' takeover of the Gaza Strip, and U.S. officials said they expected to name outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair as a senior envoy. <span class="textlabel">2:38 p.m.</span>
JERUSALEM — Israel agreed yesterday to begin releasing hundreds of millions of dollars in frozen tax funds to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, a gesture to bolster the moderate Palestinian leader in his standoff against the Islamic militant group Hamas.
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.
"The Palestinian people will never forgive the Hamas gangs for looting the home of the Palestinian people's great leader, Yasser Arafat." So Palestinian Authority spokesman Abdel Rahman recently exclaimed. "This crime will remain a stain of disgrace on the forehead of Hamas and its despicable gangs."
THE WASHINGTON TIMES TEL AVIV — Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak invited Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to a regional summit next week, a strong show of support for the embattled Palestinian leader by a leading moderate Arab government in the region.