"I think the reason is simply political. Hamas considers the Fayyad government as illegal and does not want to recognize their decree. Once a unity government is establishes, one could expect Hamas to switch the weekend in the same way." - Tosefta Agreed. The fact that both sides took action shows that it is a political issue. It is also after the US decree in Iraq, a political statement. Abbas has acted in a fashion that makes him look like a lackey. I doubt if he would have done so on a whimsy.
Turkish police fire tear gas as clashes break out during May Day protest in Istanbul (Reuters)
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