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May 16, 2006
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A senior U.N. official called for the West to hold talks with “moderate” members of the new Palestinian Authority government under Hamas. Asked during a visit to Sweden on Monday whether the European Union should loosen its ban on talks with Hamas, Karen Koning AbuZayd, head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees, said, “I know their laws sometimes make it difficult to engage with the government, but I think there are some moderates among the ministers that deserve talking to.”

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