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Football stages comeback in Gaza
Hamas and Fatah reach rare agreement and decide to give game new lease of life in enclave.
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2010 14:05 GMT

In the Gaza Strip, most football clubs are run by Fatah supporters. When rival Hamas took control of the Palestinian enclave in 2007, one of the victims was the game itself.

Political disputes still run deep between the two groups, but they have reached an agreement to bring football back to Gaza.

Deprived of official matches in the three years, Gazans are happy to see the return of the Palestinian Cup.

Al Jazeera's Casey Kauffman reports.

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