Abbas affirmed the Palestinian unity government has agreed to recognize the existence of Israel as a state . Abbas issued this statement seems to assuage Western concerns related Fatah and Hamas unity agreement that formed a few days ago .
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The concern arises because Hamas is a militant organization whose aim is to destroy Israel and the United States included in the list of terrorist organizations .
" The government shall be under the command and my policy , " Abbas told senior leaders of the Palestine Liberation Organization ( PLO ) in the presidential headquarters in Ramallah , West Bank .
" I acknowledge the existence of Israel and the government ( united ) will recognize Israel . I reject all forms of violence and terrorism , " said Abbas .
Hamas and Fatah , led by Mahmoud Abbas , agreed to form an independent government of technocrats contains within five weeks and then hold elections within six months.
Hamas is still a different outlook about Israel are not necessarily considered to be contrary to Abbas . Therefore , both parties shared governance sekapat this will not include Hamas members in it .
" The recognition of Israel by the Palestinian Authority president , Mahmoud Abbas , is not new . Important thing is Hamas will not and will never recognize Israel , " said Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri .
Mahmoud Abbas wants Palestinian state comprised of the Gaza Strip , the West Bank and East Jerusalem . Everything is territory Israel captured in the 1967 Six-Day War .
Hamas , which controls the Gaza Strip from the hands of the secular Fatah in 2007 , has thousands of fighters are equipped with a variety of weapons including rocket . Hamas has repeatedly engaged in combat with Israel since the control of the enclave .