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Netanyahu cautious about Palestinian unity, Abbas wary of Hamas strategy

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Published: 7 October 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

PM speaks out against potential threat to Israel, PA leader won’t let Hams become a Gaza version of Hezbollah, while rival Dahlan says chances of peace are zero

Is Hamas inching towards peace - or going rogue? (Forward)
JJ Goldberg The Islamist terror group has taken several significant steps that strongly suggest it’s inching toward accommodation. One is the adoption of a new charter

As Hamas sticks to its guns, Abbas pours cold water on reconciliation efforts (Times of Israel)
AVI ISSACHAROFF The PA president's message: We won't let Hamas become the Gaza equivalent of Lebanon's Hezbollah

Who will control Gaza forces? (Al-Monitor)
SHLOMI ELDAR An Egyptian proposal for a Fatah-Hamas joint security council in the Gaza Strip could pave the way for Palestinian reconciliation

PM won't accept reconciliation at the expense of Israel's existence (Haaretz)
BARAK RAVID Reconciliation efforts must account for recognising Israel as a Jewish state, dismantling Hamas' military wing and cutting ties with Iran, PM says

Mohammed Dahlan: 'Chances of peace are zero' (Reuters/Ynet)
In rare interview, the exiled senior PA official says Netanyahu does not want peace, and Palestinian unity now 'more important and more useful than so-called negotiation'

Photo: Mahmoud Hams/AFP


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