The Palestinian president says his group, the PLO, will continue to handle future peace negotiations with Israel.
That's despite a deal between the president's faction -- Fatah -- and its rival Hamas, to form a unity government.
Israel's PM has made clear the Palestinian Authority must choose between peace with them and reconciliation with Hamas.
The PA may not be worried about Israel's ultimatum, but there is concern over international reaction to the deal -- particularly Hamas' role in the security apparatus
Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros reports from Ramallah, in the West Bank.