Fri, Aug 24, 2012 - Page 7 News List

Israeli official’s letter incenses Palestine

‘INFLAMMATORY’:Israel’s foreign minister said that forcing elections in Palestine was the solution to resuming peace talks, a proposition Jerusalem stressed it did not support

AFP, JERUSALEM

In April last year, Abbas’ ruling Fatah Party signed a reconciliation deal with its Hamas rivals who govern Gaza in a move aimed at ending years of rivalry.

However, the deal was never implemented, with the factions falling out over plans to set up a caretaker cabinet of independents which was to have prepared the way for presidential and legislative elections within a year.

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