"The draft, however, does not renounce violence. Instead, it says that Palestinians would "focus their resistance on the lands occupied in 1967." Hamas has largely observed a truce since February 2005, but has refused to formally renounce violence." - Haaretz (2 weeks ago) Hello Mark, Yossi Beilin has done all Israelis a favor by exposing the true and minimal implications of the "right of return". Like you, I also believe that the prisoners' document, if accepted by the Hamas, can serve as a basis for peace negotiations. (If it is not accepted by Hamas, let it be a basis for negotiations with Abbas, to my mind.) As the quoted Haaretz piece says, the document does not "renounce" violence. This is an impossible desire by the Europeans, and I am sure they will rethink it if and when it becomes an issue. A resistance movement cannot renounce violence, lest it loses every influence it has on the other side.
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