Defense Min. Mofaz: Israel will not talk to Hamas

January 28, 2006 18:19

Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said Saturday that Israel will not speak to Hamas, despite its victory in the Palestinian parliamentary elections. "Under no circumstances will we be willing to talk to Hamas," he told Israel's Channel 2 TV. "We do not intend to give any legitimacy to Hamas." He also said that Israel would not rule out future targeted killings against Hamas leaders, regardless of their position in government. "Whoever stands at the head of a terror organization and continues to carry out terror attacks against Israel is not immune," he said. "If Hamas will turn to terror, it will find itself under an unprecedented attack from the state of Israel."

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