Saturday, August 1, 2009

Hamas accepts end of conflict with Israel based on 1967 borders

Hamas says it is ready to cooperate with any US or international effort to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to accept a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal published on Friday, Hamas political leader Khalid Meshaal (picture) said: "We along with other Palestinian factions in consensus agreed upon accepting a Palestinian state on the 1967 lines,” adding "this is the national program. This is our program. This is a position we stand by and respect."

Meshaal is quoted as saying that Hamas would accept international peace initiatives.

"Hamas and other Palestinian groups are ready to cooperate with any American, international or regional effort to find a just solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict, to end the Israeli occupation and to grant the Palestinian people their right of self-determination,” he told the US conservative daily.MORE HERE

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