Israel says it will not negotiate with a Hamas-based Palestinian government

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October 17, 2017 18:02

 
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Israel's security cabinet stated on Tuesday evening that it would not negotiate with a Hamas-based Palestinian government, as Hamas is a terrorist organization set on destroying Israel.

A statement issued following the security cabinet meeting said Israel's position would stand until Hamas agrees to disarm and end all its terrorist activities, recognize Israel, return the bodies of Israeli soldiers and living Israeli citizens being held in Gaza and sever all ties with Iran.

In addition, the Israeli government demanded that any financial and humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza be distributed by the Palestinian Authority and the existing networks set up for such actions. Israel also demanded that Gaza security be placed under the complete control of the Palestinian Authority, including border-crossing points to Egypt and Israel as well as the responsibility of preventing the tunnels dug by Hamas to be used for smuggling.

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