"Hamas would respect any peace deal reached between Israel and Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, provided it is approved in a global Palestinian referendum, the top Hamas official in Gaza said Wednesday. In a rare news conference for foreign media, Ismail Haniyeh, the prime minister of Gaza's Hamas government, staked out seemingly pragmatic positions. He said Hamas seeks dialogue with the West and wants to be "part of the solution, not the problem." (2 Dec. 2010)// This position was also taken by Meshaal in a New York Times article. My suggestion is that when you are not drunk you should try to square these statements with what appears to you as conflicting statements There are a few possibilities: (a) The top people hold one positions but others may hold another and when the time comes the movement will split. (b) The other position is expressed when Netanyahu rejects Hamas. ((c) It is all a fraud and Hamas has no position. (d) Hamas will accept peace negotiated by a PA government and approved by the people, but as a MOVEMENT, they will not recognize Israel. I don't want to tell you what is right, you need better basic understanding of how history operates, But first, start thinking more deeply.
Jerusalem light rail conductors striking over new train schedule (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu warns Egypt losing control of growing terror groups in Sinai