Hamas requested Monday that the Palestinian Authority stop all security coordination with Israel following the settler attack on a mosque near Nablus, UPI reported.
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zahri said in a statement that the Islamist group sees the attack as dangerous "escalation" as practiced by the "settler movement and occupation army in the West Bank."
As both Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas have been making different mentions of the need to return to peace negotiations, the Hamas spokesman said that "any return to negotiations in light of these crimes provides cover for the occupation and its continuation."
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