29.04.2011 25.Nisan, 5771 Tag 10 des Omer
Defense minister demands Israel's friends in the world also not talk to Hamas, unless group undergoes 'deep and fundamental changes'; Barak says group must dismantle terror infrastructure and accept Quartet conditions.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak issued an official response on Thursday to the announcement of Palestinian reconciliation, saying there was "no chance that we will talk with this government, if they try to create it."
"Hamas is a murderous terrorist organization that fires rockets on citizens and recently fired an anti-tank missile at a school bus of students," Barak said. "This is an organization with whom there is nothing to discuss, and therefore we will have no discourse with them."…