Palestinian unity government will recognize Israel: Abbas




 
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Palestinian unity government will recognize Israel: Abbas
 
April 26th, 2014  
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Palestinian unity government will recognize Israel: Abbas
By Noah Browning RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signaled on Saturday that he remains committed to troubled U.S.-backed peace talks, saying that any unity government agreed with the militant group Hamas would recognize Israel. Abbas's comments appeared aimed at soothing U.S. concerns about the unity deal he reached on Wednesday with Hamas, an Islamist faction sworn to Israel's destruction and designated by the West as a terrorist organization. Israel suspended peace negotiations with Abbas after the reconciliation pact, and the United States said it would reconsider annual aid to the Palestinians worth hundreds of millions of dollars. I recognize Israel and it would recognize Israel.




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