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  Sivan 10, 5774 , 08/06/14

EU Chief: Support PA Unity

European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso said on Sunday that a Palestinian Authority unity deal with the Islamist Hamas movement must be supported, according to Agence France Presse.

Addressing the 14th Herzliya Conference on public policy, Barroso said, "In the interest of a future peace deal and of a legitimate and representative government, intra-Palestinian reconciliation... should be supported." Barroso said such support should be conditioned on the acceptance of non-violence, a commitment to the two-state solution and a negotiated settlement of the conflict, accepting previous agreements and recognizing Israel, something which Hamas has steadfastly refused to do.

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