RAMALLAH, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian officials said Wednesday that the upcoming Israeli government should be evaluated by its policies rather than its structure.
"The criteria of dealing with the new government are the extent of its commitment to the two-state solution and its seriousness to make peace," said Yasser Abed Rabbo, senior member of the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization.
He added that the results of Tuesday's Israeli national elections "should constitute a motivation to give up the unilateral Israeli policies, which are based on settlement expansion and the seizure of Palestinian land."
The results of the elections showed a progress to a centrist party, putting it in the second. Israeli analysts considered the fierce competition between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's conservative coalition and the centrist parties as a rebuke to Netanyahu's policies.
Nabil Abu Rdineh, spokesman for the Palestinian presidency, said that the Palestinian leadership will deal with any Israeli government that "is committed to the UN's decision," which upgraded the status of Palestine to a non-member observer state in last November.
Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) broke down in 2010 over a dispute on Jewish settlement activities in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.