Dear Swiss, Meshal stated that Israel exists not has the right to exist. There is a big difference and the Hamas spokesman was trying to state this. Many of the Arab spokesman are skilled at stating positions that Westerners can interpret in ways that fit their (the Westerners) mindsets. You are hearing what you want to hear, not what is being said.
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from the article: Hamas denies Meshal said group would consider recognizing Israel