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Mashaal: Hamas has not abandoned armed struggle

Hamas political leader Khaled Mashaal said that the group had not abandoned its armed struggle against Israel, and that operatives in the field were already waiting to begin another intifada, Israel Radio reported on Tuesday. Speaking at a conference in Algeria on Monday, Mashaal called on Arab leaders to take advantage of the momentum in the region to push Israel into a corner and to develop a new strategy for retaking Jerusalem.