Abbas must choose between Israel, Hamas -Netanyahu

JERUSALEM, April 27 Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:09pm EDT

JERUSALEM, April 27 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas could not hope to forge a peace deal with Israel if he pursued a reconciliation accord with the Islamist group Hamas.

"The Palestinian Authority must choose either peace with Israel or peace with Hamas. There is no possibility for peace with both. Hamas aspires to destroy Israel and fires rockets at our cities ... at our children," Netanyahu said after the two Palestinian groups announced they had overcome past differences. (Jerusalem Newsroom)