Shaath: Stop asking Hamas to recognize Israel

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May 4, 2011 07:19

 
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Hamas should not be asked to recognize Israel, Senior Fatah Central Committee member and PA negotiator Nabil Shaath said in an interview with Israel Radio Wednesday.

Russia, and "many others agree with us that the old rules of the quartet were not logical, and are not workable," Shaath said. "They have no place" in the current formula anymore, he added, "Stop asking Hamas."

To make his point, the Fatah official asked whether Israel would be ready to recognize Hamas.

Regarding continued security cooperation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Shaath said, "I would like to see the two governments continue the relationships necessary to run the country," adding that PA security forces would continue to prevent violence against Israel.

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