Once again Hamas makes its ultimate intentions abundantly clear. But no doubt Western officials will continue to believe that what they really want is a negotiated two-state solution. From Israel Insider, with thanks to Report:
Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar on Sunday reiterated Hamas’ desire to eliminate Israel and replace it with an Islamic state.
In an interview with the Chinese news agency, Xinhua, al-Zahar spoke about his “dream of hanging a huge map of the world on the wall at my Gaza home which does not show Israel on it.”
“I hope that our dream of having an independent state on the entire territory of historical Palestine will be realized one day.” This dream, he added, “will become real one day. I’m certain of this because there is no place for the state of Israel on this land.”
In the interview, al-Zahar did not reject the possibility of Jews, Muslims and Christians living together under the sovereignty of a Muslim state, adding that the Palestinians never hated the Jews and that only the “Israeli occupation” was their enemy.
Jews, Muslims and Christians living together under the sovereignty of a Muslim state means that the Jews and Christians live as dhimmis.