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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Sabri Saidam
A Palestinian government that incorporates Hamas is likely to be formed this month, senior Palestinian officials told The Washington Times.
Palestinian officials say that they will resume their effort to gain U.N. membership, and that they could launch a nonviolent third intifada because they see no chance of reaching a peace deal with the current Israeli government.
The recent brutal murder of an Israeli family prompted 27 U.S. senators this week to urge the Obama administration to demand that Palestinian leaders stop tolerating violence against Jews.
Mr. Saidam, the Abbas adviser, said he is aware of American criticism over the talks with Hamas, but "at the end of the day, it's an internal Palestinian issue that needs to be resolved, and [Palestinians expect] an end to the political division."
"This is becoming a way of life rather than a one-off phenomenon," Mr. Saidam said by phone Wednesday.