Israel National News (Link) - Gavriel Queenann (May 11, 2011)
Hamas co-founder Mahmoud Zahar on Wednesday told the Maan news agency Hamas would never recognize Israel.
Saying Hamas would accept a PA state based on the �1967 borders,� Zahar made it clear a peace accord would only serve as a prelude to Israel�s destruction.
Zahar, who has served as Hamas� foreign minister in Gaza since 2006, said Hamas would not recognize Israel because doing so would �cancel the right of the next generation to liberate the land.�
�If the Palestinian state does not encompass all of Israel the next generation will liberate the land,� Zahar said.
Zahar added recognition of Israel could lead to a de facto cancellation of the �right of return� - a term Arabs use when demanding that Israel allow millions of Arabs into Haifa, Tel Aviv and the rest of its cities and communities.
�What will be the fate of the five million Palestinians in the diaspora?� Zahar asked.
Zahar told Maan his faction�s unity deal with Fatah, which included maintaining a ceasefire with Israel, is �part of the resistance, not a cancellation.�
�A truce is not peace,� Zahar said. �
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