negotiations take place between ENEMIES. israel is our first enemy. how can we make peace with this enemy if we don't negotiate. land is the issue. israel want a recognition.of what? of taking palestine or of being where it is. if the second then HAMAS did say what is needed. if land confiscation is what israel looks for then it should prepare itself to recognise palestinian land and rights too and at the same time. that is how enenies talk and possibly settle conflict. they know it but they want every thing for themselves ALONE. It won't happen with HAMAS.
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