Ideological ass covering of the most blatant sort. By recognizing the 1949 armistice lines Hamas makes a de facto recognition of Israel and any pretense that it has not altered it's position is just twaddle. Mahmoud Zahar tries to pretend that Hamas has not changed it's position while admitting that it has. It is impossible to recognize the internationally recognized borders of Israel while insisting the goal is to to "liberate" all of Palestine. It was the War of Independence that cleaved Israel from Palestine. Congratulations Hamas, you are finally 'getting it,' even if you don't want to admit it.
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