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U.S. plans to work with new Palestinian unity government

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The Obama administration said Monday that it would work with and fund a new Palestinian unity government. The announcement came despite strong objections from Israel, which refuses to talk to any Palestinian government that includes members of the Islamist group Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip and denies Israel's right to exist. The State Department says the new government has no Hamas ministers. Read more at Reuters.