Oren in op-ed: Unity deal 'delivered victory to terrorism'

May 12, 2011 18:02


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The unity deal between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas is a "devastating blow to peace," Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren wrote in an op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times.

Oren said that while the world welcomed the death of Osama bin Laden, the unity pact "delivered a potent victory to terrorism."

It also harms the progress made in Palestinian state-building and economic development achieved by Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, whom Hamas "bitterly" opposes, Oren wrote.

The Israeli ambassador stated that Israel does not oppose Palestinian unity, rather "we want to negotiate with a Palestinian leadership that speaks for its people in both the West Bank and Gaza."

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