"Israel is there, it is part of the United Nations and we do not deny
its existence. But we still have rights and land there which have been
usurped and until these matters are dealt with we will withhold our
recognition."Read Full Story
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In comments made to Reuters, Mr Meshaal softened his anti-Israel rhetoric, suggesting that Hamas does not seek the destruction of Israel as written in the group's charter. He said that Israel is a "reality" and "there will remain a state called Israel, this is a matter of fact".
"The problem is not that there is an entity called Israel. The problem is that the Palestinian state does not exist," he said.Read Full Story