Hamas [ICT profile], considered by much of the international community to be a terrorist organization, gained control of parliament after its surprise victory [JURIST report] during January elections. Monday's vote prompted Fatah MPs to walk out [Xinhua report] of the session, and Fatah parliamentary leader Azzam al-Ahmed said that the lawmakers would not return until differences with Hamas had been resolved. Another Fatah MP said that the party would appeal Monday's vote to the Palestinian Supreme Court. AP has more.
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