Mashaal calls Israelis 'defeatist,' corrupt

Hamas leader-in-exile Khaled Mashaal said Monday that Israel was not ready for peace, since Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's government was "weak," and weak people can't make peace. Israel Radio reported that while visiting Yemen, Mashaal said that time was working to bring the Palestinians' dream to fulfillment, and that the present generation in Israel was "defeatist" and tainted by corruption.