Skip to comments.Hamas Leader Mashaal: I accept a Palestinian state on '67 borders
Posted on 11/22/2012 10:10:07 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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.
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The Israelis cannot accept ‘67 borders due to security risks, especially with their enemies acquiring more sophisticated weapons as time marches on. If Israel, should the muslims have their way,be destroyed, I hope she takes everyone around her down the drain with her, using nuclear weapons to boot. And be sure to lob a few nukes into Saudi Arabia (Mecca and Medina and a few other choice cities) to finish off these barbaric pigs for centuries. I hope it doesn’t come to that, however given current U.S. leadership, it may. God Bless Israel and her people.
No deal. Now, go screw yourself, Mashaal.
“”After this state is established, it decides its standing toward Israel,” the Hamas leader said.”
And somewhere in Israel a drone is being warmed up for its next take down mission.
Israel should have nevergiven back any of the territory it won in the 1967 war...
I ambetting a lot of the older generation in israel is regretting being too nice to the barbarians at the gate.
Ain’t gonna happen.
Suggestion to Israel. Cut Gaza loose. Recognize Gaza as a country. Turn off the electric, water, all workers are to return to Gaza. Wall up the place and remove any asset you have there.
Let Egypt and the world community deal with them.
Christine Amanpour again. Why is our news so filled with foreigners? She’s basically a Brit born to Iranians, sent to Tehran for school.
It’s way stale to me, that i can only get world news interpreted through the eyes of foreigners who despise everything America was.
Hamas or Obama? I can’t tell whose plan this is.
Israel is too smart to exchange a strategic advantage for the promise of peace-unfortunately, the Palestinians have nothing to offer but their word, which is worthless.
Israel, please put this pig out of communication range.
Israel owns everything else, including all of the West Bank. This is the true two state solution. Trans-Jordan was created by the British out of two thirds of the Palestinian Mandate as a Arab state. The West Bank was occupied illegally by the Trans-Jordanian army in 1948, and tried to wipe out all signs of Jewish presence in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Yes the West Bank was occupied between 1948 and 1967 by Arab forces, but was reunited with greater Israel, after Jordan attack Israel in 1967.
There I fixed the statement.
khaled mishaal, you have been judged and found wanting. Your days are numbered and your demise is at hand. I promise you.
I want Israel to demand the 1920 borders of the mandate put forth by the occupying British.
With some dickering, this could work.
The Palestinians would want crossing rights to directly connect the two parts of their country.
The Israelis definitely want some special consideration for the Old City, which has places sacred to all the parties involved.
The right of return cuts both ways. What about Christian Arabs displaced from Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth? Those places used to be majority Christian, before Jordan conducted its programs against Jews and Christians.
Also, what about the Jews expelled from Iraq and other Muslim countries? And, what about the Jews expelled from the Jewish settlements on the Jordanian side of the green line, who returned to those settlements after the 1967 war. What right of return do they get?
Finally, there are irregularities to the cease fire line ending the 1949 war that is called the Green Line, that make no sense as a permanent border.
But, all of these things are like so many little details. If the other side accepts the principle of a two-state solution, they can be worked out.
It is not hard to imagine some swaps of land and some netting of the right of return. For example, evacuation of settlements on the wrong side of the Green Line, straightening of the Green Line, and extension of West Jerusalem (Israeli Jerusalem) to the Old City, along with shared sovereignty of the Old City. Each country could then establish its capital in Jerusalem.
With regard to displaced Arabs, Israel has stated it will accept those who can demonstrate that they were owners of land prior to fleeing the place when hostilities broke out. (Israel has a significant Arab minority, and those people do quite nicely in terms of education, economic opportunity, representation in government, and so forth.) These individuals, plus netting of displaced Arabs against displaced Jews should satisfy the responsibility of Israel. The Arab countries and in particular Palestine should take responsibility for the remaining displaced Arabs, Christian as well as Muslim. But, whether they do or not, is not Israel’s concern.
With a resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the spigot to UN refugee money should be shut off. The Arabs who have been living in tent cities (which have become brick and mortar cities) will have to get about life as free persons.
As there can be no binding oaths between men and lions, neither can wolves and lambs ever be of one mind, but hate each other for ever and ever. -The Iliad
No. When the stated goal, over and over, is the complete destruction of Israel, regardless of agreements, it won’t work.
He may be lying. That’s all we need to say. This means no unilateral concessions, and the only thing you agree to is either a comprehensive agreement, or incremental steps each one of which is justified on its own merits. Netanyahu is brilliant. If anybody can juggle the domestic politics and the geopolitics involved, he can.
Gosharoootirooo. Everything’s all better now. I’ll be so happy when I can leave my home, and all those “refugees” return to where my new home will be. They’ll chase away the Sudanese “refugees” from Tel Aviv, except for the Muslims amongst them, and we’ll all live happily ever after./must I say sarc?
Israel for it’s part should set it’s sights on a return to post Yom Kippur 1973 lines and a complete removal of all Arabics within those lines .
By whatever means necessary .
To have negotiated away Greater Israel gains after 1973 has been a huge mistake . There is never any benefit whatsoever in negotiating with the Arabs . Zero . They are the enemy and will remain so until the end of time .
Absolutely cut Gaza loose... not one sheckel of aid to them. And publicly hang every single HAMAS member the next time rockets fly from there.
Sorry, Mashaal, 45 years of acting like a chickenshit is going to count against you.
I accept 1500 BC borders.
The limits of the land given to the Jews by God through Moses and Joshua.