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“Recognizing Israel Cannot Be Done Before the
Palestinians Establish their State”
Mesha'al: “Recognizing Israel Cannot Be
Done Before The Palestinians Establish Their State”
Monday May 09, 2011 10:48 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Head of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement, Khalid Mesha'al,
urged the United States and the European Union to support the
Palestinian Unity Agreement, and added that a Palestinian recognition of
Israel cannot be conducted before an independent state is established.
“Enable the Palestinians to live free in their own land first”,
Mesha'al said, “Enable them to establish their independent state,
and then ask them, and their leadership, about their stance regarding
The Hamas leader said that the Palestinians
cannot even consider recognizing Israel before they establish their
independent state in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the Ma'an News
“The European and American stances are still
unclear, but we hope they will respect our will and decision”,
Mesha'al said, “Our legitimate stances are internal issues;
nobody should disrupt or place conditions on our rights”.
further stated that the Palestinians expect real deeds from the U.S and
Europe by supporting their legitimate rights.
Community must practice pressure on Israel to recognize our legitimate
rights, not the other way around”,
Mesha'alsaid, “We are dealing with an occupying enemy that does
not accept logic or dialogue.
Mesha'al also said that the Palestinians must continue their
resistance to the Israeli occupation, by nonviolent popular resistance,
and by armed resistance as well.
“There isn’t an occupier that
voluntarily withdraws, occupiers have no values or morals”,
Mesha'al stated, “Only pressure and ongoing resistance can oblige
occupiers to withdraw”.
The Palestinian Liberation Organization
(PLO) has officially recognized Israel and its right to exists during
the Oslo peace agreement in the mid-nineties. Israel on the other hand,
never recognized the legitimate Palestinians rights to statehood and
Under Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his
extremist coalition partners, Israel is now demanding the Palestinians
to recognize it as a Jewish state, an issue that automatically drops the
Right of Return.
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