Boim, Bar-on reject Haniyeh's statements

Ministers Ze'ev Boim and Roni Bar-On criticized Sunday morning Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh's statements to Sunday's Washington Post. Boim described the statements as a 'honey trap' in which statements of peace hide conditions such as a full retreat to pre-1967 borders; release of prisoners that includes top terrorists; and what Haniyeh described as the "right of return" - a return of Arabs to their pre-1948 homes. Bar-On said that Hamas continued to play verbal games while maintaining their terrorist character. Bar-On said that it is Hamas that must cease its terror activity, recognize Israel, honor agreements existing between Israel and the Palestinians, and change its platform calling for the destruction of Israel.