IM Issue 81 – June 2014

lsrael Suspends Peace Talks After Palestinian Authority and Hamas Unity Bid

Israel has suspended U.S.- sponsored peace talks with the Palestinian Authority in response to its President, Mahmoud Abbas’ unexpected unity pact with the rival Islamist group, Hamas. “The government of Israel will not hold negotiations with a Palestinian government that is backed by Hamas, a terror organization that calls for Israel’s destruction,” an official statement said after a six-hour meeting of the security cabinet.

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