No consensus on Hamas' recognition of Israel addressed in Reconciliation Agreement - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • S. Lahat
    • 04.05.11 | 09:57 (IDT)

    If there is no mention in the Reconciliation Agreement between Fatah and Hamas which is to be signed in Cairo today regarding Hamas' recognition of Israel (there does seem to be a clause for renunciation of violence by Hamas),and when the Quartet is told when they demanded the inclusion of a recognition of Israel in the clauses of the Agreement that those demands are "unfair, unworkable and don't make sense" one wonders how much credence can be given to the fact that Hamas agreed to a cessation of violence in the Agreement and how viable any practical execution of this accord can really be. How can this Agreement possibly and constructively - in its current form - lead to the creation of the Palestinian State when one of the signatory partners of it doesn't recognize his neighbor-state with whom - by necessity - they have to enter into negotiations with on many different levels: infra-structure, borders, diplomatic relations, security issues , etc, etc..?

    from the article: On brink of unity deal, Palestinian official says Hamas needn't recognize Israel
    First published 08:54 04.05.11 | Last updated 12:19 04.05.11
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