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For the first time in seven years, Hamas and the PA allow distribution of each others' newspapers

     “For the first time in seven years, a pro-Hamas newspaper appeared in the newspaper stands in the West Bank yesterday [May 10, 2014] – an additional indication of the fruits of the beginning of the implementation of the reconciliation agreement [between Fatah and Hamas].
The PA gave permission for the printing of the Falastin daily three days after Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, allowed the Al-Quds newspaper, which is published in the West Bank, to sell copies in the Gaza Strip…
Deputy [PA] Minister of Communications Mahmoud Khalifa told AFP: ‘There is no problem with printing or distributing Falastin and Al-Risala (Hamas-affiliated newspaper) in the West Bank. According to [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ instructions, both newspapers have received approval.’
At the same time, the West Bank papers Al-Ayyam, Al-Quds, and Al-Hayat Al-Jadida were distributed in the Gaza Strip over the past two days, according to reports [printed] on their front pages.
The number of copies distributed by each paper is unknown, but the three papers, Al-Ayyam, Al-Quds and Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, are the most popular among Palestinians – especially Al-Quds, being the oldest.”
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