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Israel reiterates: Palestinian reconciliation must include Hamas disarmament

Following the reconciliation agreement between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, political sources said that "any reconciliation between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas must include compliance with international agreements and compliance with the conditions of the Quartet, primarily recognition of Israel and the disarmament of Hamas."

 

The sources also said that "Israel demands the fulfillment of these conditions, as well as the immediate release of IDF soldiers Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin, and the civilians Ibrahim Mengistu and Hisham al-Sayed, who are held by Hamas."