Bardawil reiterates Hamas’s rejection of state with provisional borders

[ 24/01/2011 – 10:51 AM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– Hamas leader Dr. Salah Al-Bardawil has reiterated his movement’s rejection of a Palestinian state with temporary borders, affirming that Hamas insists on resistance as the means to restore occupied Palestine.

Bardawil told Quds Press on Sunday that Hamas would accept a Palestinian state on 1967 occupied land with Jerusalem as its capital and with the return of refugees in return for a truce.

He said that the idea of a state with provisional borders championed by Israelis and a number of PA leaders in Ramallah was rejected by his movement.

Bardawil was commenting on a report by Hebrew daily Ha’aretz on Sunday that Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman had drafted a map of a Palestinian state in provisional borders. The map would essentially “freeze the existing situation in the territories, with minor changes.” This would preempt international recognition of such a state in the 1967 borders, reduce international pressure on Israel and transfer at least part of the state to the Palestinians, the paper added quoting a foreign ministry source.

Bardawil reiterates Hamas’s rejection of state with provisional borders.

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