Hamas vows to honor Palestinian referendum on peace with Israel – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

“We accept a Palestinian state on the borders of 1967, with Jerusalem as its capital, the release of Palestinian prisoners, and the resolution of the issue of refugees,” Haniyeh said, referring to the year of Middle East war in which Israel captured East Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories.

“Hamas will respect the results (of a referendum) regardless of whether it differs with its ideology and principles,” he said, provided it included all Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank and the diaspora.

He said a priority of his government was to avoid a military escalation with Israel by persuading other militant factions to preserve a de facto ceasefire.

Hamas had repeatedly distanced itself from al-Qaida and had not hesitated to condemn al-Qaida-claimed attacks in some Arab and western capitals, he noted.

via Hamas vows to honor Palestinian referendum on peace with Israel – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.

One Response to Hamas vows to honor Palestinian referendum on peace with Israel – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

  1. Ina Ayliffe says:

    This seems a good opportunity for peace.

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