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  5/25/2014, Iyar 25, 5774

Report: US 'Changing its Position' on Hamas-Fatah Deal


Hamas deputy leader Moussa Abu Marzouk, who is deeply involved in ongoing negotiations between Hamas and Fatah, said in a newspaper interview that Hamas is not opposed to the appointment of Palestinian Authority (PA) "prime minister" Rami Hamdallah as the "prime minister" of the Palestinian Arab "unity" government.

Abu Marzouk also revealed that Hamas recently held talks with the European Union (EU) and an unofficial American representative. Hamas officials "sensed a change in the American position," he said - hinting that the US is becoming more open to the idea of a Hamas-led "unity" Palestinian Arab government. A senior US administration official had said last month that the United States would have to reconsider its assistance to PA if Fatah and Hamas form a government together.