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Report: Abbas slams Hamas for refusing to recognize Israel

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday criticized Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal's statement that his group would never recognize the state of Israel, Turkish daily The Hurriyet reported.
“I don’t agree with Khaled Mashaal’s statement on the non-recognition of Israel because we, in fact, recognized it in 1993,” Abbas told reporters in Ankara following a two day visit to the country.
“A four-article agreement between [Fatah and Hamas] stipulates a two-state vision. And Mashaal approved of this agreement,” he added.
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