Israel was trying to confuse the world. The agreement on Palestinian unity is actually good news for Israel , but not for the present Israeli government which is not negotiating peace with Abbas. A unification means there can be a partner for peace, but who wants one? The joint INTERIM Palestinian government is only supposed to run things until Palestinian elections are held. AFTER that, there will be room for political demands by Israel. Before that, the government will be made up of technocrats. Nobody should boycott them. Abbas will remain the President, and political issues will be dealt with by him. Israel is trying to sabotage this positive development. Incidentally, Fatah is much more popular now and chances are the elections will bring it to power. This will take away the Netanyahu-Lieberman excuses, so better use them now.
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from the article: Israel to renew transfer of tax funds to Palestinian Authority