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Hamas Leader Meshaal in Egypt for Reconciliation Talks


Egypt's intelligence chief Omar Suleiman met with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal Tuesday in Cairo for talks on forging a power-sharing deal between Hamas and its political rival Fatah.

The meeting comes just days after Suleiman met with members of a Fatah delegation.

Egypt has been trying to get the two groups to form a unity government, but tensions between the rival factions have been rising, with recent deadly clashes in the West Bank.

In the West Bank Tuesday, Palestinian security forces shot and wounded a motorist who they believed was threatening a convoy carrying a senior aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

A spokesman for the security forces, Adnan Damiri, said the driver refused orders to move his car away from the convoy carrying Mr. Abbas' aide, Tayyeb Abel-Rahim. The spokesman said it was not clear whether the man was posing a deliberate threat.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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