Comments for: Palestinian leader downplays fears over Hamas deal

Posted April 28, 2011, at 9:58 p.m.

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The moderate Palestinian president played down concerns that his emerging alliance with the militant Hamas will undermine peace negotiations with Israel, insisting Thursday that he will retain control over foreign policy and remain committed to resolving the conflict. President Mahmoud Abbas’ pro-Western Fatah Party and the …

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