OK, I dislike Hamas and all religious extremists on both sides of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and like somebody to explain to me this: Israel, from Rabin's to Olmert's premierships, accepts "a Palestinian state," although it should be a state based on borders consistent with Israeli settlements (illegal under the 4th Geneva Convention) and Israeli imagined strategic objectives, while Hamas (from the so-called "prisoners' document" to Meshal's last statement) is now hinting that I would recognize the state of Israel if the latter accepts a state in the territories occupied in the 1967 war. If Israel stops dictating the territorial shape of a future Palestinian state through its "separation wall," which does not correspond to the 1967 borders, we could see peace. Hamas' leaders have to be irrational or drunk (although they claim not to drink) to believe that Israel does not exist, or should not exist. This is the reason behind Mehal's statements.
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from the article: Hamas denies Meshal said group would consider recognizing Israel