Haniyeh says Annapolis conference is stillborn

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Thursday called an upcoming US-hosted conference on the Middle East "stillborn," and predicted it would not bring any benefits to the Palestinians. "We realize that this conference was stillborn and is not going to achieve for the Palestinian people any of its goals or any of the political and legal rights due to them," Haniyeh said outside the Palestinian parliament building in Gaza City.