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Monday, 5 March 2018

Is the spat between Egypt and Qatar hindering Palestinian reconciliation efforts?

Is the spat between Egypt and Qatar hindering Palestinian reconciliation efforts? That’s what The Times of Israel is suggesting when it says that the Egyptian and Qatari security delegations that visited the Gaza Strip at the same time last week fought over a hotel, as they attempted to restart stalled reconciliation talks between Fatah and Hamas. “The Egyptian delegation wanted to stay in the Movenpick Hotel, which is considered the most luxurious in Gaza. But when the Qataris found that out, they rented out all of the rooms on the hotel’s two bottom floors.” When the Egyptians stayed across the road, the Qataris “hung three enormous images of their rulers” outside their hotel, and so on.

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