Residents of Qatari-funded housing complex wave their national and Qatari flags during demonstration in solidarity with Qatar in front of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani's mosque in the central of the housing complex in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, June 9, 2017. (AP/Adel Hana)

Saudi-Qatar Standoff Pushes Gaza Toward Uneasy Reconciliation

Longstanding rivalries between Gulf powers are pushing the Palestinian Authority to tighten Israel’s closure of the Gaza Strip, even as Egypt takes unexpected steps to ease it. Meanwhile, Gaza’s Hamas movement is seeking reconciliation with a faction of Fatah, its longstanding rival.