His comments come shortly after Hamas asks Abbas to lift Gaza sanctions as a response their having disbanded the shadow government there
Abbas, Haniyeh spoke for the first time in months on Monday, resolving to move toward a unity government in the West Bank and Gaza Strip
After saying it would impose early retirement on masses of its employees in the Strip, including doctors and teachers, PA retracts the pressure tactic on Hamas
Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip are meanwhile seeking closer ties with Egypt, without help from rival Fatah elements
Comes as most attention focused on Ramallah-based PA's cutbacks to Gaza’s electricity
The Palestinian president is repeating the mistake of hoping that heightened economic pressure on Gaza will undermine Hamas’ standing and alter its positions
Each side blames the other for blocking elections in Gaza Strip.
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Palestinians have been split into two political entities since 2007, when following an election Fatah remained in control in the West Bank and Hamas seized control of Gaza.
Tensions between West Bank's Fatah and Gaza's Hamas mar first Palestinian exercise in democracy in a decade.