Jan 24 2010
NO, they don’t.
JERUSALEM POST reported on 1/21 that Hamas has accepted Israel’s right to exist and would be prepared to nullify its charter, which calls for the destruction of Israel, Aziz Dwaik, Hamas’s most senior representative in the West Bank, said on Wednesday. Dwaik’s remarks are seen in the context of Hamas’s attempts to win recognition from the international community.
ISRAEL TODAY A newspaper report last week stated that ruling Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas had offered to recognize Israel’s right to exist in return for a sovereign Palestinian state in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip. The report confused many by suggesting that Hamas had suddenly dropped its long-held goal of destroying Israel, thereby opening the door for peace, if only Israel would offer more concessions.
HAMAS says, “The Qur’an calls for extermination of all Jews in the 21st Century.”
The faulty report appeared in the Jerusalem Post, which quoted British tycoon David Abrahams as carrying a positive message following his meeting with Dr. Aziz Dwaik, Hamas’ senior representative in Judea and Samaria and speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council.
According to remarks attributed to Abrahams, Dwaik said Hamas was ready to accept Israel’s right to exist and abolish its hostile charter.