Haniyeh calls for strategic dialogue on statehood

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Note:  Palestine needs a unity government that represents all the people of Palestine.  Netanyahu will work overtime to prevent it.  Hasbara has already demonized Hamas beyond recognition.  The highlights in the article pasted below are mine.  The situation in the Holy Land is getting more exciting every day.   Peace, Roy

Published Monday 26/09/2011 (updated) 28/09/2011 22:12 from www.maannews.net….


GAZA CITY (AFP) – Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Monday called for an inter-Palestinian strategic dialogue to decide on a joint strategy for establishing a Palestinian state.

“We are in favor of a strategic dialogue that will lead to a joint strategy regarding Palestine and activating the reconciliation we signed,” he told reporters, referring to a unity deal between Hamas and its Fatah rivals which was signed in May but has yet to be implemented.

His remarks were made just days after President and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas went to the United Nations to formally request that the world body grant full membership to a Palestinian state.

Although Gaza’s Hamas rulers did not actively oppose the move to seek UN membership, they say they were not consulted over the decision and have argued that it had “no substance” because it would not achieve concrete results in ending the Israeli occupation.

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