Hamas, the Islamist group is sending hints of restraint as it joins hand with Fatah to form a Palestinian unity government.

Hamas officials say that they will halt their armed battle with Israel, and even hinted a political reconciliation with Israel. However, Israel is not convinced, that that group will become a more accepted part of the Middle-east diplomacy.

“The world should realize that we have made many changes,” said Ghazi Hamad, the deputy foreign minister of Hamas. “The international community should not run away from these changes, he added.

The groups recently signed an agreement to form a unity government until the next elections, which ended their long term enmity.

The two groups have a long running antagonism since the 2006 legislative elections when Hamas had won the elections and Mahmoud Abbas and Khaled Meshaal have not met since the exclusion of Fatah from Gaza in 2007.

After the reconciliation, Israel had announced that it is withholding transfer of tax revenue of 100 million that it collects on behalf of Palestine.

Israel was hesitant about the money which could be used by Hamas for their activities.

Hani Masri, Palestinian analyst, also mediates between Hamas and Fatah said Hamas realized that to lead Palestine, it needs acceptance by international community,” particularly the U.S.

The European countries and the U.S. are waiting to see what kind of government is formed in Palestine.