Hamas is under pressure twice over, from both the worsening domestic situation in the Strip and the militant organization potentially losing its main threat against Israel.23:32 03.05.16 | 0 comments
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.