BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 5: In this handout image provided by the Palestinian Press Office (PPO), Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) shakes hands with former German Foreign Minister, and current ... more 
BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 5: In this handout image provided by the Palestinian Press Office (PPO), Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) shakes hands with former German Foreign Minister, and current opposition leader Frank-Walter Steinmeier (L) on May 5, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Rival Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, signed a reconciliation accord yesterday in Cairo after reaching common ground against Israeli occupation and peace efforts. Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal said they had a 'common goal; a Palestinian state with full sovereignty on the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as the capital'. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that the reconcilation between the factions as a 'blow to peace', but the US declined to make any comment. Guido Westerwelle, the German Foreign Minister said of Hamas, 'anyone who questions violently Israel's right to exist is not a partner from our point of view.' (Photo by Thaer Ganaim/PPO via Getty Images) less 
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