Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday criticized Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal's statement that his group would never recognize the state of Israel, Turkish daily The Hurriyet reported.
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“I don’t agree with Khaled Mashaal’s statement on the non-recognition of Israel because we, in fact, recognized it in 1993,” Abbas told reporters in Ankara following a two day visit to the country.
“A four-article agreement between [Fatah and Hamas] stipulates a two-state vision. And Mashaal approved of this agreement,” he added.