Abbas walking back Hamas statements already - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ben
    • 28.04.11 | 16:42 (IDT)

    That's not a good indication of "unity"; the two sides are saying completely different things about the same "agreement". Abbas is wise to make this statement though, since he was winning the political stalemate on negotiations vs. settlement against Netanyahu. We all know there's not going to be negotiations in the foreseeable future, so there's no reason for Hamas to declare their refusal. Hamas' statement only bolsters the Israeli position -- the Palestinians aren't serious about negotiating for peace. Still, it's too early to determine where things are going to go vis a vis "unity". We'll have to wait and see how the next week or two unfold. Let's not over-react.

    from the article: Abbas: Fatah will continue to handle Mideast peace talks
    First published 14:26 28.04.11 | Last updated 14:26 28.04.11
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