Head of the Hamas government Ismail Haniyeh (C) and senior Fatah official Azzam Al-Ahmed (2nd L) sign a reconciliation agreement in Gaza City April 23, 2014 REUTERS/Ahmed Sha'at/Gaza Prime Minister Office (PMO)/Handout via Reuters
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A key Palestine Liberation Organisation body was set to hold Saturday talks after Israel pulled out of US-sponsored peace negotiations in response to a Palestinian reconciliation deal with Hamas.Israel suspended the peace talks over the deal, saying it would have no dealings with a Palestinian government backed by Hamas, which is pledged to the destruction of the Jewish state.Israel and the United States had been hoping to extend the faltering peace talks beyond their April 29 deadline, but the efforts hit a wall last month when Israel refused to release a final batch of Palestinian prisoners. In the unity deal penned this week, Hamas and the Fatah-led PLO agreed to establish a "national consensus" government under Abbas within weeks.
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