At the cabinet meeting in Jerusalem Sunday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu noted that “Hamas leaders again declared their intention to destroy Israel” in the first weekend after the formation of the Palestinian unity government. It was a mistake to assume that the coalition between Hamas and Fatah would moderate the latter, he said. The opposite is taking place: Hamas is increasing its control in Judea and Samaria. Netanyahu praised Australia for refuting the “lie” that east Jerusalem is “occupied territory.”