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    • Peter Williams
    • 04.11.09 | 20:35 (IST)

    Roo:"Their leaders have stated many times ...that a return to 67 lines with the PA negotiating and a referendum by the Palestinians would be something they would readily agree to" The problem with statements made by Hamas leadership is that they never agree to recognise Israel. This means that their agreement to "accept" a return to 67 lines represents nothing more than Stage 1 of their plan to take over Israel as stated in their Charter. The Charter is the contract with the membership, it is their raison d'etre and cannot be rationalised away. Any verbal statements made by Hamas to a Western journalist mean absolutely NOTHING while the Charter remains unchanged. Hamas know this even if you don't. The Quartet requires Hamas to recognise Israel, give up the violence and recognise previous agreements. Once this happens Hamas can be "given their chance" as you say. It's not really too much to ask for if Hamas wishes to pursue a new path.

    from the article: U.S. House backs resolution to condemn Goldstone Gaza report
    First published 19:32 03.11.09 | Last updated 00:40 05.11.09
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