Faced with growing Israeli condemnations, Secretary of State John Kerry defended the US decision to work with the Palestinian unity government, saying the US would “closely monitor” them.
Kerry cited assurances from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that none of the ministers were actually members of Hamas. The unity government, between Fatah and Hamas, is made up of bureaucrats holding the positions pending a new election.
Kerry went on to insist that the US doesn’t “recognize” the Palestinian government as a government, “because that would recognize a state and there is no state.” Though Israel has condemned the agreement to work with the unity government, analysts believe that Israel will largely do the same thing as a matter of necessity.
Though the administration is desperate to avoid the appearance of public ties with Hamas, recent reports have confirmed months of secret US-Hamas talks in the lead up to the unity agreement.
3 thoughts on “Kerry Defends US Decision to Work With Palestinian Unity Govt”
Is Obama finally unclenching his fist? This is really ticking off the war party.
The Palestinians would be stupid to place any trust in Kerry and indeed in America anymore.
All kerry and the USG will do will be to twist and turn anything the Palestinians hope to achieve into something EVIL to benefit their ZIONIST MASTERS in ISREAL.
Kerry, despite many such comments to the contrary , is not stupid – he is just corrupt. All of these back-and-forth statements as to recognizing Palestine is just so-much covering of his ass. When pen meets blank check, the real Kerry will step up.
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