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Arab officials visit cash-strapped Palestinian territory

Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby (centre, 2nd R) and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr (centre, 3rd R) review an honour guard upon their arrival, to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby (centre, 2nd R) and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr (centre, 3rd R) review an honour guard upon their arrival, to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah...more

Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby (centre, 2nd R) and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr (centre, 3rd R) review an honour guard upon their arrival, to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby (L) and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr (R) upon their arrival in the West Bank city of Ramallah December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi Arouri/Pool

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby (L) and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr (R) upon their arrival in the West Bank city of Ramallah December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi Arouri/Pool

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby (L) and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr (R) upon their arrival in the West Bank city of Ramallah December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi Arouri/Pool
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