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http://jta.org/news/article/2009/03/18/1003800/dahlan-fatah-never-recognized-israel Dahlan: Fatah never recognized Israel March 18, 2009 NEW YORK (JTA) -- A longtime Fatah leader says the organization has never recognized Israel's right to exist. Mohammed Dahlan, the former Fatah security commander, made the remarks during an interview with a Palestinian Authority-controlled television station. Dahlan was responding to a question about Fatah's reported insistence that Hamas recognize Israel's right to exist as a precondition for the establishment of a Palestinian "unity government," according to The Jerusalem Post. Dahlan, who was recently tapped to serve as an adviser to Fatah's leader, P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas, acknowledged that the PLO -- an umbrella organization of Palestinian groups that has been headed by Fatah's leader -- did recognize Israel. "We acknowledge that the PLO did recognize Israel's right to exist, but we are not bound by it as a resistance faction," he said. Dahlan hails from the Gaza Strip, where Fatah is in an uphill battle to wrest political control and popular support away from Hamas.