Good morning! Here is your morning news roundup for 4/25/2014:
1. Senior ministers and sources in the Prime Minister’s Office are furious at the United States because the administration of President Barack Obama”did not react with the appropriate force” to the unification of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA’s) Fatah and Hamas terror factions, according to a Friday-morning report by the Yisrael Hayom daily, which said Israel is demanding that the government in Washington, DC make it clear that the reconciliation between the two factions is not legitimate. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu discussed the matter with US Secretary of State John Kerry.
2. Caspar Veldkamp, Holland’s ambassador to Israel, says his country and the European Union (EU) still view Hamas as a terror organization, according to a Friday-morning report by Kol Yisrael government radio.
3. Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas met on Thursday night in Ramallah with U.S. special envoy Martin Indyk.
4. Ahmet Davutoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, said that his country would provide humanitarian aids to Yehuda and Shomron and the Gaza Strip to facilitate the implementation of the Palestinian reconciliation agreement which signed Wednesday.
5. Finally, Israeli forces were targeted by an explosive device on the Northern Gaza border fence yesterday, but it failed to injure any IDF staff. IDF forces immediately aimed fire at suspicious subjects on the Gaza side of the fence.
Have a great day and a Shabbat Shalom!