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  5/2/2014, Iyar 2, 5774

Kerry: Hamas-Fatah Pact Was Unexpected

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry admitted on Thursday that the unity deal between Fatah and Hamas had been unexpected.

Speaking in Ethiopia, where he said it was time for the United States to take a "pause" in Israeli-Palestinian Authority (PA) peace talks, Kerry said that the deal announced last week took the U.S. by surprise, according to The Associated Press (AP).