Haniyeh: Nobel Prize won't change anything, only actions will

Haniyeh Nobel Prize won

Following an announcement that US President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in the Gaza Strip on Friday said his group heard Obama's speeches seeking better relations with the Islamic world but have not been moved. "We are in need of actions, not sayings," Haniyeh said. "If there is no fundamental and true change in American policies toward the acknowledgment of the rights of the Palestinian people, I think this prize won't move us forward or backward."