After recently signing an agreement to unify with the PA many have wondered how the terror group Hamas would mitigate its founding mission to eradicate Israel while at the same time being party to a government that had been in negotiations with the same.
Now we know.
Not today, not tomorrow, not ever. At least that is what Hamas says.
Hamas has made clear its intent to continue the decades of war by announcing yet again it will refuse to recognize the state of Israel. And since you must recognize a state to sign a peace treaty with it the path chosen by Hamas is clear. War.
Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Hamas will never recognise Israel and will not accept the conditions laid out by the Middle East peacemaking Quartet, according to the Islamist movement's deputy leader.The USA has called on the terrorists to renounce violence, recognize the state of Israel, and agree to abide by past international agreements in order to be viewed as a willing participant in peace.
Speaking late on Saturday, Mussa Abu Marzuq said Hamas, which recently signed a reconciliation deal with the Western-backed Palestinian leadership in the occupied West Bank, would never agree to recognise Israel.
"We will not recognise the Zionist entity," he said at a press conference in Gaza City.
The USA has Hamas' response.