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Ehud Olmert Administration: Statement on Hamas Election Victory

(January 30, 2006)

A. The State of Israel upholds the Roadmap and continues to demand that PA Chairman Abbas carry out the commitment to dismantle all terrorist organizations and their infrastructures.

B. The State of Israel will not conduct any negotiations with any Palestinian administration even part of which is composed of an armed terrorist organization that calls for the destruction of the State of Israel. Israel will continue to act against the terrorist organizations wherever necessary.

C. The State of Israel will work with the international community so that no dialogue is conducted with Hamas or with the PA before it and its chairman fulfill the following terms:

i. The terrorist organizations are disarmed and the path of terrorism is abandoned;

ii. The existence of the State of Israel is recognized and the Hamas Covenant, which calls for Israel's destruction, is annulled;

iii. All agreements and understandings that were signed and entered into between Israel and the PA are recognized.

Sources: Prime Minister's Office