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Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniya visits the tent of the destroyed legislative council in Gaza City on July 1, 2009. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah party would defeat the rival Islamist faction Hamas if a legislative election were held now, according to an opinion poll published on June 29. Fatah would win 38.5 percent of the vote compared to 18.8 percent for Hamas, with the remainder going to smaller factions, according to the survey conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre (JMCC). Photo by Ashraf Amra
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