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    I cannot figure out some words while listening to a audio clip of a news program from VOA.
    Could someone please be kind enough to help me by filling out a blank in the last paragraph of this post which I wrote down after listening to the above-mentioned audio clip?
    Thanks in advance.

    Below is the URL of the related audio clip of 5 minute, MP3
    http://enedu.putclub.com/update/sest...0090106VOA.mp3

    Arab governments are urging the United Nations Security Council to order an end to Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip. Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki spoke Monday after a closed door meeting with other Arab foreign ministers at the UN. Malki said the governments plan to submit a new draft resolution to the Security Council, calling for a permanent ceasefire as well as border monitors and international force to protect civilians. The West Bank-based Palestinian authority led by the Fatah Movement has been trying to broker a ceasefire for (01:43)_________ Hamas which ousted Fatah from Gaza in 2007. UN General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate end to Israel's ground operation and has expressed frustration that the Security Council has not been able to agree on what steps to take.

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    It sounds to me like 'The West Bank-based Palestinian authority led by the Fatah Movement has been trying to broker a ceasefire for its rival Hamas...'.

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    Default Re: listening to VOA

    Thank you, BobK, very much for your good and timely answer.

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