‚Hamas-Fatah unity would harm diplomatic process‘

18.11.2011                      21.Cheschwan. 5772


'Hamas-Fatah unity would harm diplomatic process'

Officials in J’lem warn Abbas can't have both peace with Israel, reconciliation with Hamas; PA officials: Deal moving forward.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas cannot have both peace with Israel and reconciliation with Hamas, officials in Jerusalem said on Thursday as Fatah announced significant progress toward forming a unity government with Hamas.
“If Abbas consummates this marriage in a meeting next week with [Hamas head Khaled] Mashaal, this is a big problem for us,” one official said. “We have said before that Abbas can choose peace with us or Hamas, but they don’t go together.”…