- This just in April 24
The Israeli government on Thursday announced that it was backing out of American-brokered peace negotiations so long as the talks involve Palestine's militant group, Hamas. The decision came one day after Hamas and its rival party, Fatah, announced that they were working toward forming a united government.
"Instead of choosing peace, [Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas] formed an alliance with a murderous terrorist organization that calls for the destruction of Israel," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. "Whoever chooses the terrorism of Hamas does not want peace."- -
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