Palestinian Unity Government Getting Off To A Rocky Start

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Hamas gunman (Illustrative)Even as several world governments have rushed to recognize the new unity government for the Palestinians led by prime minister Rami Hamdallah, leaders of the Islamist terror militia Hamas have declared their dissatisfaction with the government and threatened to walk away from it. According to a report Wednesday in the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper on senior Hamas official has denounced the deal which led to the government’s formation as “surrender on the part of Hamas,” which has “handed the Gaza Strip over to Fatah.” Meanwhile, Hamas’ armed wing, Ezzaddin al-Kassam, issued a statement on Tuesday that it had no intention of allowing itself to be incorporated into the PA security forces, regardless of what their political leaders may have agreed to. Read More

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