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        5/4/2011, Nissan 30, 5771

      Jimmy Carter Backs Fatah-Hamas Agreement


      Former United States President Jimmy Carter wrote an op-ed Wednesday telling Washington and the international community to support the Palestinian Authority unity government between the Western-backed Fatah movement and Hamas.

      In a Washington Post op-ed, Carter wrote that "if the United States and the international community support this effort, they can help Palestinian democracy and establish the basis for a unified Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza that can make a secure peace with Israel." However, "if they remain aloof or undermine the agreement," it may lead to more violence against Israel.