A Palestinian unity government will cause problems for Israel and further advance the Palestinian struggle for justice and equality in the long run. It is therefore in the best interest of Palestinian factions to unite against the common enemy that is Israel.
Israeli sources reported on Tuesday morning that Israeli officials are worried that a Palestinian Unity Government would create international pressure to negotiate with it even if the new government does not fully recognize Israel.
Israeli newspaper, The Jerusalem Post, reported that Israel is still skeptical that Hamas and Fateh will be able to agree on a unity government after the recent violence between Fateh and Hamas and the large number of casualties.
Israeli sources said that even if Hamas and Fateh agree on a unity government, fighters of the two movements might still reject it.
Israeli officials are worried that Hamas, which achieved an overwhelming victory in last yearsâ€™ legislative elections, will be able to maintain its standards of not recognizing Israel, or recognizing the previously signed peace agreements after a unity government is formed.