Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)
Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar
(MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

After the Ceasefire: Hamas Scorns Negotiations

November 26, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
 

Hamas’s second in command has said that amassing weapons and combat—not negotiations—is the solution to the Israel-Hamas/Palestinian conflict.

In an interview with the Associated Press, Hamas’s Moussa Abu Marzouk said history proves that talks with Israel are useless unless backed by aggression. “Hamas believes the General Assembly is not the one to create states,” Abu Marzouk said, referring apparently to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s push for United Nations recognition of a state of Palestine. “Occupation needs resistance, not negotiations,” he added.

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