But the problem still remains even if Fatah and Hamas reconcile... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 25.12.12 | 19:42 (IST)

    PA President Abbas and Fatah recognize Israel and seek a peace agreement with the Israeli Government based on two-states alongside one another. Apparently, the last sincere peace talks with the Olmert led coalition were only months short of an agreement. However, the principles behind a hudna (long-term cease-fire) would not be consistent with the principles behind a permanent peace agreement between representatives of the PA and the Israeli Government. This is a dilemma that the element of trust between the people be evident as all economic, cultural and social enhancements for both people depend on this type of peace agreement. And this is what the nations of the U.N. desire as well, an element of permanency for the Middle East region.

    from the article: Gaza Hamas chief Haniyeh removes candidacy from leadership race
    First published 17:48 25.12.12 | Last updated 17:48 25.12.12
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