Shaath: Stop asking Hamas to recognize IsraelWell, this will do wonders for 'peace' in the Middle East.
Fatah 'negotiator' Nabil Shaath says that we have to stop asking Hamas to recognize Israel.
Hamas should not be asked to recognize Israel, Senior Fatah Central Committee member and PA negotiator Nabil Shaath said in an interview with Israel Radio Wednesday.Recognize Hamas as what? A terror organization?
Russia, and "many others agree with us that the old rules of the quartet were not logical, and are not workable," Shaath said. "They have no place" in the current formula anymore, he added, "Stop asking Hamas."
To make his point, the Fatah official asked whether Israel would be ready to recognize Hamas.
Wait, it gets better. Here's being 'reasonable,' Hamas style:
Also speaking with Israel Radio, Hamas Deputy Foreign Minister in Gaza Razi Hamed said that Hamas wants peace, but that "the occupation is the root of all [the Palestinians'] problems." He added that Hamas is willing to accept a Palestinian state within pre-1967 lines with Jerusalem as its capital.What could go wrong?
However, he said, in order for peace to take place, Palestinian refugees must be allowed to "return to their homes" in Israel.