The Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO) has condemned Israeli threats against the unity talks between Hamas and Fatah, Press TV reports.
On Sunday, Amjad al-Shawwa of the PNGO said, “We strongly condemn the Israeli threats toward the Palestinian unity agreement and the last meeting between Abbas and Meshaal, which we hope will open a new page on the Palestinian reconciliation,” a Press TV correspondent reported.
“We consider these threats grave violations of all the international and humanitarian laws and conventions,” Shawwa added.
Israel has threatened to cut off the supply of electricity and water to the Gaza Strip if a unity government is formed.
Acting Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas Political Bureau chief Khaled Meshaal, the leaders of Fatah and Hamas, met in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, for the first time in six months on November 24.
The two leaders expressed a comprehension of one another's position and enthusiasm for working together toward Palestinian unity.
Israel has also decided to impound Palestinian tax money that it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority. The decision was made after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) extended full membership to the Palestinians on October 31.
A Gaza resident told Press TV that reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah is “very important for Palestinians and I wish it will materialize soon, but I feel that Israel will escalate its aggression against the Palestinians in light of this unity.”
“The Zionist entity started issuing threats against Palestinians after the unity talks, but we hope that reconciliation takes place despite the threats,” said another Gaza resident.