A Palestinian unity government means that Hamas has to accept the PA'sterms of agreement with Israel.... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 22.11.12 | 22:08 (IST)

    Are they and other factions ready to accept these terms which Fatah has accepted on behalf of the PLO, the authorized representative of the Palestinian people, a number of years ago? I'm not sure, because for them to give up the power of launching missiles onto southern Israel, a destructive addiction for some time, would be difficult. A democratic political process of a lengthy diplomatic endeavour, is very different from utilizing violent means. They can't accept the terms now with the PA and then renege with a relapse of the cease-fire months down the road. It has to be a commitment to resolve the conflict only diplomatically - however long it takes (presuming within a year or sooner). That's my take on the situation.

    from the article: After brokering Israel-Gaza truce, Egypt to push for Hamas-Fatah unity
    First published 19:03 22.11.12 | Last updated 19:03 22.11.12
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