Hamas acknowledging that the State of Israel exists between the Jordan and the Med is meaningless. They acknowledge this every time one of their terrorists stops at the Gaza fence, lest the IDF blow his head off. Syria "acknowledges" Israel exists every time they don't fly into Israeli airspace, lest the IAF blow them out of the sky. This is not even remotely the same as acknowledging Israel's RIGHT to exist, much less agreeing to diplomatic recognition. It isn't news at all, its just Hamas propaganda for Western ears, as evidenced by Meshal's statement that "there will exist an entity called Israel on Palestinian land". Its just dishonest journalism to position this non-event any other way. Watch the rest of the world press ignore it, and for Meshal to issue a disclaimer if they call it "recognition".
Three Palestinian teens killed by Israeli army fire during protests near Gaza border (Haaretz)
from the article: Hamas denies Meshal said group would consider recognizing Israel