Hamad: Hamas agrees to accept state within '67 borders

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 5, 2013 22:41

"Hamas has stated that it is prepared to accept a state within the 1967 borders," deputy foreign minister in the Hamas government Ghazi Hamad told 'Al-Monitor' on Thursday.

"We do not say "two states," Hamad clarified, adding: "We agree to the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, within the 1967 borders, and that this would include a solution to the refugee problem. What I can tell you is that all factions in the movement agree to this and are prepared to accept it."

He emphasized that not all Hamas members agreed with the principles, saying that "some people in Hamas contend that Israel is not prepared to accept this principle [of the 1967 borders], as evidenced by its continued construction program in the settlements."

However, he stated, Hamas does not recognize Israel.


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