April 9, 2006 - Posted at 2:33 p.m. CST
JERUSALEM (AP) _ Israel's security Cabinet wants to cut all ties
with the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority, including moderate
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
A government spokesman says the security Cabinet -- a small
group of top officials -- is recommending that the Palestinian
Authority be declared a ``hostile entity.''
The Islamic militant group has said it's committed to the
destruction of Israel.
The government spokesman says Israel is willing to maintain
contact with Abbas, but will not hold peace talks with him unless
Hamas recognizes Israel, accepts past peace agreements and
The spokesman says the full Cabinet is expected to approve the
recommendations at its weekly meeting next Sunday, making the
measures official Israeli policy.