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Hamas Indicate Readiness To Negotiate and Unify with PLO

Key Palestinian leaders are beginning to indicate a readiness to negotiate and unify with the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Hamas Politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh said on Dec. 13 that he is open to talks for ending the ongoing war and “putting the Palestinian house in order both in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip,” potentially leading to a “political path that secures the right of the Palestinian people to their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.”

This is being seen as a marked shift in policy. It is certainly possible, since Haniyeh in 2006 was the prime minister of the Palestinian National Authority, and is considered part of the nationalist faction of Hamas.

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