Israel has suspended peace talks with the Palestinians following the announcement of a unity deal between Fatah and Hamas.
The decision came after a meeting of Israel’s security cabinet.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas of not wanting peace.
It now seems to be the end of a nine-month initiative set in motion by US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said the Fatah-Hamas deal makes a peace agreement “impossible.”