Report: Fatah And Hamas To Form Unity Government


Palestinian leaders (Illustrative)Al Jazeera reported Wednesday that Fatah, the dominant faction in the Palestinian Authority and the PLO, has agreed to form a unity government for the Palestinians in partnership with the Ismalist terror militia Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip. According to the report, the new government is scheduled to be launched within five weeks.Al Jazeera quoted Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh as telling a Fatah delegation that “the possibility for further separation between the two movements is no longer possible given the current circumstances.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacted to the news by saying that PA President Mahmoud Abbas “must choose, does he want reconciliation with Hamas, or peace with Israel? Only one is attainable, not both. I hope he chooses peace, until now he has not done so.” Read More

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