Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal sat down for an interview with Christine Amanpour in Cairo.
After several lies about not targeting innocent civilians, Mashaal told Amanpour that Hamas would accept peace if Israel gave up more land and if Israel allowed all Palestinians to return to Israel.
The Jerusalem Post reported:
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Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal declared a position on Palestinian statehood that is nearly identical to that of his Fatah rival, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, in an interview with CNN aired Wednesday.
“I accept a Palestinian state according [to] the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as the capital, with the right to return,” the Hamas leader told Christine Amanpour in Cairo.
Pushed about his party’s refusal to recognize Israel, Mashaal said such a declaration could only be made once a Palestinian state has been created.
“After this state is established, it decides its standing toward Israel,” the Hamas leader said.