Israeli officials have belittled the Palestinian unity deal since it involves Hamas, and that’s prone to further bolster the offer contrary, as anger at both US and Israel within the Jerusalem statement makes the unity deal a great way to make a move Israel is going to be angry about.

The Gaza handover had already seen border crossings put under PA control, that was particularly significant as it’s permitted the Rafah crossing into Egypt to spread out, potentially for normal use, the very first time in lots of years.

While Wednesday’s announcement by President Trump that he’s recognizing Jerusalem because the capital of Israel has triggered lots of anger around the globe, and it is likely to fuel massive protests moving forward, additionally, it seems to possess given a go within the arm towards the battling Palestinian unity deal.

On Thursday, Fatah and Hamas were already working hard, with Egyptian support, on the deal to hurry in the handover from the Gaza Strip from direct Hamas control towards the Palestinian Authority, moving meant to unify Palestinian territory and permit for unified elections.

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