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Abbas sees Palestinian unity as Fatah rallies in Gaza

Palestinians stand behind a poster depicting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a rally marking the 48th anniversary of the founding of the Fatah movement, in Gaza City January 4, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians joined a rare rally staged by President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah group in Gaza on Friday, as tensions ease with rival Hamas Islamists ruling the enclave since 2007. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinians stand behind a poster depicting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a rally marking the 48th anniversary of the founding of the Fatah movement, in Gaza City January 4, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians joined a rare...more

Palestinians stand behind a poster depicting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a rally marking the 48th anniversary of the founding of the Fatah movement, in Gaza City January 4, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians joined a rare rally staged by President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah group in Gaza on Friday, as tensions ease with rival Hamas Islamists ruling the enclave since 2007. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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A youth waves a Palestinian flag as he climbs a tree during a rally marking the 48th anniversary of the founding of the Fatah movement, in Gaza City January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

A youth waves a Palestinian flag as he climbs a tree during a rally marking the 48th anniversary of the founding of the Fatah movement, in Gaza City January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

A youth waves a Palestinian flag as he climbs a tree during a rally marking the 48th anniversary of the founding of the Fatah movement, in Gaza City January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot
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Palestinians gather around the rubble of a Hamas security site, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike, during a rally marking the 48th anniversary of the founding of the Fatah movement, in Gaza City January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians gather around the rubble of a Hamas security site, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike, during a rally marking the 48th anniversary of the founding of the Fatah movement, in Gaza City January 4, 2013....more

Palestinians gather around the rubble of a Hamas security site, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike, during a rally marking the 48th anniversary of the founding of the Fatah movement, in Gaza City January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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