He is scheduled to hold a formal cabinet meeting in Gaza City on Tuesday, with a bevy of Egyptian generals and United Nations diplomats on hand to demonstrate support for the reunification effort. The holding of this council of ministers is to illustrate the progress of the reconciliation between the palestinian Authority and the islamist Hamas movement after a decade of strife devastating.
In response Hamas said Israel was the primary beneficiary of the division.
Hamas's deal with Egypt reportedly involved exiled Fatah politician Muhammed Dahlan.
From the launch of the Oslo process in 1993 until now, Palestinian Authority officials have spoken of a one-state outcome only in pessimistic terms, casting it as a dystopia engendered by a failed process.
While all eyes were on the horrific massacre in Las Vegas on Monday, an interesting development took place in the Gaza, whose magnitude goes beyond reconciliation between the rival Fatah and Hamas factions.
"This never was nor will it be up for discussion", he said in a statement distributed to reporters in Gaza.
Ramallah - Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said on Monday his government's success in the Gaza Strip would depend on its ability to work on the ground.
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Bennet said that three conditions would be set as conditions for continuing to transfer funds to the PA, including the return of two bodies of Israeli soldiers killed in the 2014 war on Gaza.
Huge posters of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who brokered the reconciliation effort, were featured outside Abbas' residence as Hamas policemen were deployed all around. He said Hamas must be disarmed, but did not count out explicitly keeping Hamas figures within the Palestinian Authority bureaucracy.
Analysts said narrowing internal divisions could help Western-backed Abbas counter Israel's argument that it has no negotiating partner for peace with the Palestinians.
There was no immediate comment from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Since 2007, the Authority no longer exercises its authority, limited, on the west bank, a palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 50 years and separated from Gaza by a few tens of kilometers of israeli territory.
"They can't bridge the fundamental differences between them", said Shapiro, now a senior fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv.
Hamas could not "copy or clone Hezbollah's experience in Lebanon", he added, referring to a situation where an independent armed group exerts major influence on national politics. "It always ends the same way".