Source Link: Stratfor
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is pressing for reconciliation with Hamas and, to that end, is reportedly willing to give up hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. aid, an adviser to Abbas said March 28, AP reported. The Palestinians need U.S. aid but will surrender that aid if it is used as a means of influence, the adviser said.
The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) must choose between a peace agreement with Israel and a peace agreement with Hamas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, Ynet reported March 28. Netanyahu said that the PNA cannot have a peace agreement with Israel and Hamas at the same time.