Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said that the United States will not deal with a Palestinian government that includes Hamas unless the Islamist group reforms, The Jerusalem Post
reported. "We've made it very clear that we cannot support any government that consists [sic] of Hamas unless and until Hamas adopts the Quartet principles," Clinton said. The Quartet conditions require Hamas to recognize Israel's right to exist, renounce violence and respect previous Israeli-Palestinian agreements. Clinton's comments came in the wake of the unity deal signed between Hamas and Fatah on Wednesday. Learn more
about the Palestinian unity government.