That's why it's time for the Palestinian Authority to take control of Gaza - and for the worldwide community to take steps to help this happen.
Oct.3: Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has pledged to end a decade-long split between the Islamist Hamas Movement of Gaza and his West Bank-based government during a cabinet meeting in Gaza, which was held for the first time since 2014.
Netanyahu's office declined to comment directly on the Palestinian Authority's return to Gaza or discuss how Israel may respond to Hamas's renewed involvement with the Palestinian Authority.
At a meeting of his Likud party on Tuesday, Netanyahu said: "We are not prepared to accept bogus reconciliations" in which the Palestinians reconcile "at the expense of our existence".
His cabinet will hold a meeting in Gaza and his ministers are expected to assume authority over government offices this week, with bilateral negotiations continuing next week in Egypt to work on more hard issues.
The first test of the reconciliation and the functioning of the government in Gaza concerns the management of the crossings into Israel and Egypt, said Civil Affairs Minister Hussein al-Sheikh, a member of the Fatah central committee. The palestinian government met in Gaza on Tuesday.
"I won't allow the cloning of Lebanese Hezbollah in Palestine", he said. Cairo has long seen Hamas as a security threat and has taken tough measures against it, but there have been signs of growing co-operation between the two sides.Читайте также: Ukip: A timeline of the party's turbulent history
Several factors appear to be working in favor of reconciliation.
An estimated 40 percent of the territory's 2 million residents are unemployed and have limited access to electricity and water.
Sinwar, Hamas' newly elected leader, has expressed willingness to yield most power to Abbas, preferring to return to his group's roots as an armed "resistance" movement battling Israel.
The head of the independent Palestinian figures group, Munib al Masri, thanked President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and officials of Egypt's General Intelligence Service for their efforts to clinch a national reconciliation deal.
He said any deal must include recognizing Israel, disbanding Hamas' military wing and cutting ties with Hamas' patron Iran.
"The whole world is waiting for your efforts to achieve reconciliation among the Palestinian people", he said. While Hamas is eager to give up its governing responsibilities, officials say the group will not give up its formidable arsenal of thousands of rockets and mortars aimed at Israel.
Abbas said that when he raised the issue of reconciliation with US President Donald Trump during their meeting in NY, he got the impression that the US is not opposed to it. The Trump administration has stressed the importance of committing to nonviolence.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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