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FILE – In this Aug. 23, 2004 file photo, former Palestinian security chief Mohammed Dahlan gestures prior to a meeting with leader Yasser Arafat at his compound in the West Bank town of Ramallah.A court has sentenced a leading rival of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in absentia to two years in prison, effectively blocking him from a future leadership battle. The sentence against Mohammed Dahlan was handed down by a West Bank court in March, but was made public only Wednesday May 21, 2014 in the official Palestinian Authority newspaper. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi, File)