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Abbas: Heading Out with a Bang

The summer conflict (or Operation Protective Edge) in Gaza brought a sense of urgency to the Palestinian quest for statehood. The 50-day bombardment of rocket attacks, bombings, and ground warfare left 2,127 Palestinians and 71 Israelis dead, over 500,000 Gazans displaced, and millions of dollars of destruction in its wake. The recently unified Fatah and Hamas factions are scrambling to ...

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