'A gov't that is not a Hamas gov't is a partner'

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said late Saurday night that an opportunity had been created which Israel would do everything in its power to take advantage of. Olmert, who was embarking for a series of meeting in the United States, said that Israel would take advantage of the opportunity to do everything it could to work with PA authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas. "A government that is not a Hamas government is a partner and we will take action towards them," the prime minister said.