Abbas says may end unity with Hamas over Gaza governance

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the Islamist movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip.

Ramallah: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the Islamist movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip.

"We won`t accept a partnership with (Hamas) if the situation continues like this in Gaza where there is a shadow government of 27 deputy ministers who are running the territory," Abbas said on arrival in Cairo late Saturday, in remarks published by official Palestinian news agency WAFA.

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