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Israelis are split over whether to negotiate with the Palestinian Authority coalition government, a poll found. According to the survey in Monday’s Yediot Achronot, 40 percent of Israelis agree with their government’s decision to continue boycotting the Palestinian Authority until its dominant faction Hamas recognizes the Jewish state and renounces terrorism.

An almost equal number, 39 percent, call for new talks with the Palestinian Authority, though 17 percent said the contacts should be limited to Cabinet ministers from the moderate Fatah faction. The poll had 517 respondents and a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.

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