PM: No negotiations if Hamas joins PA gov’t

26.12.2011                      30.Kislev. 5772                       Channuka 6                      Rosch Chodesch 1


PM: No negotiations if Hamas joins PA gov't

Netanyahu's comments follow Fatah's decision to incorporate Hamas in PLO; Fatah official threatens to nullify Oslo.

Israel will not negotiate with the Palestinian Authority if Hamas joins the PA government, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said unequivocally on Sunday.
Netanyahu’s comments to Israel’s ambassadors and consuls-general gathered for an annual meeting at the Foreign Ministry came just days after Hamas and Fatah made strides toward reconciliation, with Fatah agreeing to incorporate Hamas into the PLO to prepare for new elections for the organization’s two key bodies – the Palestine National Council and Executive Committee….