Hamas says accepts Palestinian statehood

Hamas accepts the establishment of a Palestinian state on land occupied by Israel in 1967 but would not recognise the Jewish state, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said on Monday.

Hamas says accepts Palestinian statehood
Hamas accepts the establishment of a Palestinian state on land occupied by Israel in 1967 but would not recognise the Jewish state, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said on Monday.

Commenting on efforts by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to persuade Hamas to back peace talks between Israel and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Meshaal said Hamas would "respect Palestinian national will even if it was against our convictions".

Meshaal's remarks appeared in line with comments made by Carter in Jerusalem on Monday following talks in Damascus with the Hamas leader on Friday.

Reuters
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