Israel announced a series of resolutions against new Palestinian Unity Government

Jun 4, 2014 10:25 IST

Israel on 2 June 2014 announced a series of resolutions against the new Palestinian Unity government. The sanctions came in the wake of the swearing-in of Palestinian Unity Government on 2 June 2014. The new unity government was formed after reconciliation deal agreed between Fatah and Hamas.

The diplomatic security cabinet of Israel in its meeting at Jerusalem decided to continue the suspension of the negotiations with a Hamas-backed Palestinian government.

It also agreed to authorize Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to impose further sanctions against the Palestinian government.

Further it was decided to hold Palestinian government responsible for any attacks against Israelis originating from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Earlier on 1 June 2014, the Israeli cabinet agreed to impose economic sanctions against the Palestinian government, and reallocate tax money generated from these sanction to pay off the Palestinians debts to Israeli companies.

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