Meshaal says Hamas won’t change. Munem says it may. Before the learned analysts start talking on the networks about a rift within Hamas, let me caution them to look carefully at the first sentence of this AP article — especially the part I have highlighted:
MOSCOW (AP) – The Palestinian ambassador to Russia said Thursday that Hamas might reconsider its stance toward Israel in order to advance the interests of the Palestinian people, a Russian news agency reported.
Hamas “ties the question of recognizing Israel as a state with the necessity to end the occupation of the Palestinian territories,” Ambassador Bakir Abdel Munem was quoted as saying in an interview with ITAR-Tass news agency. “At the same time, I think that Hamas may revise its stance in the interests of the entire Palestinian people.”
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