Senior-most Hamas leader Khalid Mash'al said Monday that Arab officials had urged the movement to accept the International Quartet's condition and recognize Israel, in exchange for amendments to the Egyptian-backed unity deal.As the enlightened world pushes the "peace process" forward and demands more and more concessions from Israel, they all make sure that they pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
"Whoever asks us to recognize Israel will be disappointed," Mash'al said during a speech marking a week of Prisoners Day activities in Damascus.
"I tell the Americans, the Zionists, and everyone ... we will not succumb to your terms. We won’t pay a political price no matter how long the blockade lasts. God is with us and he will grant us victory."
Addressing Palestinian prisoners, the Hamas leader vowed to ensure their release....
"We only have one solution now, we will detain your soldiers as you detain our men and women," he added. "Gilad Shalit will not be the last [captured soldier], this is a promise," the leader said.
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