Israel cancels negotiations session with Palestinians after unity deal

JERUSALEM Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:47pm EDT

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Wednesday canceled a planned session of peace negotiations with the Palestinians shortly after a unity deal was signed in Gaza between Hamas Islamists and President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organisation.

A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said: "Israel has canceled a negotiations meeting that was expected to be held this evening," without providing further detail.

(Writing by Allyn Fisher-Ilan; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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Amoton wrote:
Israel has set up a field hospital along the Syrian border, and has already helped over a 1,000 people, mostly children. A common story from these people is that they believed Israel was their enemy and Iran is there friend. However they are learning first hand that the opposite is true. Israel wants peace, Israel wants to improve relations with all Muslims. Making peace with the Palestinian people will go a long way to accomplish this and Israel knows it. When will the Palestinians learn that peace is in their best interest too?

Apr 23, 2014 5:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
witkenbay wrote:
The present Peace talks were unfortunately a dead-end…..Maybe with the unity of the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank,,,Who knows maybe Peace will become a reality….

Apr 23, 2014 5:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Amoton wrote:
Palestine doesn’t have demographics since these is no such place as Palestine anymore. Israel’s demographics are 75% Jewish, 20% Muslim, and 5% other. Three of the tribes of Israel lived on the territory that is today known as Jordan: The Tribe of Reuben, the Tribe of Gad and the Tribe of Manasseh, tenuously located to the immediate east of the Jordan River valley. The Edomites or Idumaeans resided in the geographic area or present-day southern Jordan, between the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba. What are the demographics of Jordan?

Apr 23, 2014 5:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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