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Hamas Leader Blames Israel for Lack of Peace

Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal (Photo: wikicommons/Trango)

Not only does Hamas continue to incite violence against Israel, refusing to work toward peace, Yediot Achronot's Elior Levy reports that the terror organization's leader, Khaled Mashal, also continues to blame the Jewish state for said lack of peace:

Mashal said, speaking in English, "Hamas believes that we have full rights over the whole land and we don’t recognize occupation. Our fathers and grandfathers lived there. Hamas is also very much keen on a unified Palestine front. That is why we have accepted a joint Arab and Palestine program, based on 1967 borders and East Jerusalem as its capital, with the right of return of Palestinians expelled during years by successive Israeli governments...

"Hamas’ refusal to recognize Israel is not a stumbling block as you mentioned. The history is different. Yasser Arafat recognized Israel and he engaged in the peace process. But did Israel reciprocate his gesture? Mahmoud Abbas also recognized Israel. But did he succeed? He came up with nothing. Impasse in peace process is not because of us. The problem is not about recognizing Israel. There are no shortcuts in a struggle. The main reason is occupation by Israel and its refusal to recognize the rights of the people."

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