UN envoy: Military conflict in Gaza could destroy Fatah-Hamas deal

(Worthy News) – An outbreak of violence between Israel and extremist groups in Gaza could destroy the fledgling agreement to end the 10-year rift between Fatah and Hamas, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov told The Jerusalem Post.

“It is in their [the Islamic Jihad’s] best interest to deescalate as soon as possible.

Any other path would lead us back into a cycle of violence,” he said on Tuesday. “If it does not lead us immediately into a cycle of violence, it will destroy the prospect of reconciliation and return the PA back [to Gaza].” [ Source: Jerusalem Post (Read More…) ]