JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (Worthy News)– International hopes that a Palestinian unity government would strengthen the position of the Palestinian Authority in the Gaza Strip; however Hamas is taking control of Judea and Samaria, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet on Sunday.
"Over the weekend Hamas leaders again declared their intention to destroy the State of Israel," Netanyahu said. "Those who thought that the Palestinian unity between Hamas and Fatah would moderate Hamas were mistaken. Instead of the Palestinian Authority taking control of Gaza, there are increasing signs that the exact opposite is taking place – that Hamas is increasing its control inside the PA in Judea and Samaria."
“We must place international pressure on Abbas to dismantle this partnership with Hamas," Netanyahu added.