Quotation from Khaled Mechaal “Only after Israel recognises the right of the Palestinians” — Feb. 6 2006

Two months after Hamas won the Palestinian elections in the occupied territories, its leader indicated the possibility and conditions for a long-term truce with Israel. In the following months, Israel and its supporters ignored these efforts and stepped up the repression.

Author : Thematics :

If Israel withdrew to the 1967 borders and recognised the rights of the Palestinian people - including the right of those in the diaspora to return to their land and to East Jerusalem and to dismantle the settlements - Hamas can then state its position and possibly give a long-term truce with Israel, as Sheikh Yassin said.

This is a position that Hamas could take but only after Israel recognises the right of the Palestinians, to show and confirm its willingness to withdraw to the 1967 borders.


Transcript: Khaled Meshaal interview. BBC News.


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