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Abbas accuses Hamas of putting Palestinians at risk

world Updated: Feb 01, 2009 22:39 IST
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Palestinian Authority president Mahmud Abbas on Sunday accused the rival Islamist movement Hamas which rules Gaza of putting the lives and national aspirations of Palestinians at risk.

"They ... have taken risks with the blood of Palestinians, with their fate, and dreams and aspirations for an independent Palestinian state," he told a press conference.

"Why?" he asked. "Frankly, because of the agendas of non-Palestinians."

Abbas was in Cairo for talks on Monday with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak amid efforts underway in the Egyptian capital to bolster a Gaza ceasefire between Hamas and Israel.

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