Israel Says Will Refuse Talks With Palestinian Unity Gov’t Unless Hamas Disarms


Israel’s security cabinet on Tuesday issued a statement declaring that it would not hold diplomatic negotiations with a unified Palestinian government unless the Islamist Hamas faction disbanded its military wing, renounced violence, and recognized the State of Israel.

The security cabinet’s other demands included that Hamas be disconnected from its backers, Iran; that it return the bodies of fallen Israeli soldiers and captive civilians held in the Gaza Strip; and that the Palestinian Authority (PA) be given full control over security in terrirory, including all border crossings, while continuing to combat the terror threat posed by Hamas networks in the West Bank. Read more at i24 NEWS.




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