Talking to Hamas does not show them terrorism pays. Israel has already illustrated this through their unilateral disengagement from Gaza. Had Israel pulled out of Gaza at the FRONT END of the Oslo Process, we would all certainly be in a better position. I already know the game you play, Michael. It is quite transparant. You could never be convinced of the merits of peace and comprimise and treating your adversaries with dignity and respect. Talking to Hamas would have a moderating effect on them...let us say it will speed the inevitable process. Hamas' extremism is born out of the chaotic situation Israel created in the West Bank and Gaza.
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from the article: Foreign Ministry protests EU contacts with Hamas officials