Fayad: Militias harming future of state

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salaam Fayad warned Wednesday that a Palestinian state would not be possible as long as armed militias were operating inside the territories. Fayad also stressed that Gaza would not remain in Hamas's hands for long. In an interview with the American Al Hura television channel, Fayad also said that if substantial progress in the peace process were not made before the international Mideast summit in the fall, the conference would be useless.