Palestinian Authority Leaders Campaign in Defense of Unity With Hamas

Abbas tells Indyk that reconciliation pact does not change his commitment to peace talks; Erekat accuses Israel of 'piracy' for withholding $100 million in PA funds.

The Palestinian Authority mounted a campaign Thursday in defense of its reconciliation with Hamas, with PA President Mahmoud Abbas defending the move in a meeting with U.S. special envoy to the Mideast Martin Indyk.