Friday, April 29, 2011

Hamas And Fatah Agree To A Unity Government

Abbas Seeks To Allay Fears On Accord With Hamas -- Washington Post

RAMALLAH, West Bank — A day after his Fatah movement initialed a reconciliation agreement with militant Islamist group Hamas, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sought Thursday to counter warnings from Israel and suggestions in Washington that the accord would undermine peace efforts.

Meeting at his headquarters with a group of Israeli businessmen and former security chiefs advocating an Israeli peace initiative, Abbas gave assurances that the Palestine Liberation Organization, which he heads, would still be responsible for handling negotiations.

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More News On The Fatah - Hamas Accord

Palestinian Rivals Agree to End Feud -- FOX News
Egypt Invites Palestinian Factions to Sign Unity Deal -- Voice of America

US to Reassess Palestinian Aid After Hamas-Fatah Deal -- Voice of America
PA warned aid at stake if it unites with Hamas -- Washington Times
US could reassess aid to Palestinians -- Stars And Stripes/AP

Israel rejects Palestinian unity government with Hamas -- BBC
Palestinian rivals Fatah, Hamas reach accord seen as obstacle for peace with Israel -- Washington Post
Some Palestinians Skeptical About New Reconciliation Agreement -- Voice of America
Why Israel and Obama should welcome Hamas-Fatah reconciliation -- Christian Science Monitor
Negotiations: Vindicating Israel -- Jerusalem Post
Analysis: Palestinian unity deal brings with it risks -- Reuters

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