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Hamas sent messages to the US government in the past stating that the movement does not oppose the formation of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital, Israel Radio reported on Monday, quoting the group's Gaza leadership.
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According to the report, Hamas's Gaza leadership also requested to begin a dialogue with the United States.
In the organization's biannual report, it was stated that these messages
were relayed to officials in Washington through American political
figures and academics that visited in Gaza.
The organization's Gaza leadership also asked the US to relax its
restrictions preventing reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah.
Hamas has strongly condemned the current round of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, accusing PA President Mahmoud Abbas
of "providing a cover for Israel to pursue its policy of settlement
construction in the West Bank, eliminating the refugees’ “right of
return” and Judaizing Jerusalem and the Aksa Mosque.”
Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh has repeatedly stated that Abbas
does not have the Palestinian people's mandate to negotiate with the