Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Western-backed government warned European states against easing a boycott of Hamas Islamists. Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki said he relayed that message last week to European leaders during talks in Brussels. Malki said European overtures toward Hamas could undermine Palestinian unity talks by giving Hamas the impression that "the international community, and especially the European Union, is ready to change its position towards Hamas", whether the group agrees to abide by past signed agreements or not. On the other side, Hamas announced on Tuesday that it was planning to press charges against Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salaam Fayad for "collaboration" with Israel and "squandering" public funds. The international donor community considers Fayad the one figure it can truse to ensure that interntional support for the Palestinians is not diverted to corrupt ends.