Ken Stein: Hamas Doctrine: Detest Israel-Part I Palestinian boy with mach Qassam rocket shaking Hamas Chief Khaled Meshaal’s hand, December 2012. Photo: Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah

Ken Stein
August 3, 2014

Hamas has opposed all agreements and cooperation which either the PLO or the Palestinian Authority have signed with Israel.  “Hamas will never recognize Israel. This is a red line that cannot be crossed. We would have spared ourselves seven years of misery under the siege and two wars in 2008 and 2012 had we wanted to recognize Israel. …There is no legitimacy to Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, whether direct or indirect. Those negotiations derive their coerced legitimacy from the Americans and the Israeli pressure. As for the Arab endorsement [of direct negotiations] it is worthless. [Read More…]