Hamas rejects European offer for indirect meeting with Israel

The exiled leader of Hamas said Friday they have rejected a European offer for an indirect meeting with Israelis to discuss a possible truce, adding that the Palestinian people have no choice other than "resistance." Speaking at a rally in Damascus marking Hamas's 20th anniversary, Khaled Mashaal also called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to hold unconditional talks with Hamas. Mashaal also said that "some Europeans have offered us to meet indirectly with Israelis to discuss a truce and we told them no and one thousands nos." He did not say what European country made the offer.