US official: Palestinian unity government will have implications

A source within the White House said that the announcement of a Fatah-Hamas unity government could have implications on the US aid to Palestinians.


"Every Palestinian government is unequivocally obligated to preventing violence, recognizing Israel and respecting past agreements." The source further noted that the US would "examine any Palestinian government along these principles," and decide whether they would have a negative influence on the US financial aid to the Palestinians. (Yitzhak Benhorin, Washington)