- Nov 22, 2003
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Kinda hard to blame the joos for this:
Palestinian PM: Hamas will never recognize Israel
By Nidal al-Mughrabi2 hours, 1 minute ago
Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said on Monday the Islamist militant group Hamas would never recognize Israel.
Haniyeh, a Hamas leader, said in an interview from Gaza with Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah's al-Manar television: "Hamas will never recognize the legitimacy of the occupation (Israel)."
"Hamas will never show flexibility over the issue of recognizing the legitimacy of the occupation," he added.
Hamas took control of the Palestinian government last March after winning parliamentary elections a year ago.
The United States and its allies imposed sanctions on the Hamas-led government to pressure it to recognize Israel, renounce violence and abide by interim deals. The group has refused to abide by these demands.
Haniyeh said there had been "an encouraging start" to efforts aimed at forming a Palestinian national unity government with rival movement Fatah.
"I am full of hope that these efforts could succeed and I hope that the national unity government could see the light in the nearest time possible if the intentions were honest," he said...