Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahou announced Thursday Israel’s decision to suspend peace talks with Palestinians.
This decision was taken following the signature of a deal between Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and Hamas. The two organizations earlier agreed to form a unity government and hold elections within six months.
Israel considers Hamas as a terrorist organization and refuses to be associated to negotiations with it. In response to the new deal, Netanyahou called PLO President Mahmoud Abbas to choose between having “peace with Israel or a pact with Hamas,” making it clear that both options would not be possible.