Skip to comments.If Abbas Embraces Hamas, He Is Walking Away From Peace [Meet the new PLO]
Posted on 12/22/2011 2:55:40 PM PST by edpc
Israel slammed the Palestinian deal paving the way for Hamas to join the PLO on Thursday, with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's spokesman Mark Regev saying that if Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas "embraces Hamas, if he walks toward Hamas, he is walking away from peace."
Leaders of several Palestinian groups, including Hamas and Fatah, agreed Thursday to activate and reconstruct the PLO so as to allow other non-member parties to join the organization.
Palestinians hailed the agreement as an historic event that would mark the beginning of a new era for the Palestinian issue.
The move will pave the way for Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other radical groups to join the PLO, which includes 10 members the largest being Fatah.
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Hamas and the PLO have publicly expressed differences on Israel's right to exist. It's doubtful Hamas has had an ephiphany.
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