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  4/24/2014, Nissan 24, 5774

Israeli Cabinet Mulling Retaliation to Hamas-Fatah Unity Pact

Israel's security cabinet met on Thursday to weigh its retaliation to a unity deal struck between the Palestinian Authority and Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reacted angrily to Wednesday's agreement between the rival factions accusing PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas of choosing "Hamas, not peace".

Yet, despite looming additional punitive action against the PA, Israel unlikely to cancel talks before April 29.