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Published: Thursday April 24, 2014 MYT 1:50:02 AM
Updated: Thursday April 24, 2014 MYT 1:50:59 AM

Israel cancels negotiations session with Palestinians after unity deal

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Wednesday cancelled a planned session of peace negotiations with the Palestinians shortly after a unity deal was signed in Gaza between Hamas Islamists and President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organisation.

A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said: "Israel has cancelled a negotiations meeting that was expected to be held this evening," without providing further detail.

(Writing by Allyn Fisher-Ilan; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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