Prime Minister:
'We won't accept reconciliation at the expense of our survial'

Netanyahu on reconciliation attempts between PA and Hamas in Gaza. 'Whoever wants to reconcile with us will recognize State of Israel.'

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke at a meeting of the Likud faction in Maaleh Adumim on Tuesday about the attempts at reconciliation between the PA and Hamas in Gaza.

"We expect anyone who talks about a peace process to recognize the State of Israel and of course to recognize a Jewish state and we are not prepared to accept imaginary appeasement in which the Palestinian side supposedly achieves [internal] reconciliation at the expense of our survival," Netanyahu said.

"To those who want to achieve reconciliation, our message is very simple: Recognize the State of Israel, dismantle the military wing of Hamas, sever the connection with Iran calling for our destruction and so on.

"These are very clear things, and these things are also said loud and clear," Netanyahu stressed.

Jerusalem is keeping track of the joint meeting of the PA and the de facto Hamas administration in Gaza this morning, for the first time in three years.

PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said that the PA was interested in bringing the conflict with Hamas to an end.








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