The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas intends soon to publish a statement in which they renounce their traditional call for the destruction of Israel and sever ties with the organization of the Muslim brotherhood. This is with reference to sources in the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf, reports Reuters.
It is assumed that the Palestinian Islamists are thus trying to improve relations with the Arab States of the Persian Gulf and Egypt, the authorities believe that the Muslim brotherhood terrorists. Furthermore, it is likely Hamas is looking for a compromise with Fatah, headed by Palestinian authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, the newspaper writes.
However, said the media, in a statement Islamists would continue to deny the right of Israel to exist and will not give up “armed struggle” against the state.
At the same time, according to the sources, Hamas may declare consent to the establishment of a transitional Palestinian state in the 1967 borders (Gaza, the West Bank of the Jordan river and East Jerusalem).
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Israeli authorities, meanwhile, said that they do not believe in the truthfulness of these messages. In the government of Benjamin Netanyahu believe that Hamas is simply trying to “mislead the world community” about the alleged movement in the direction of moderation.
In February 2017, the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley said that Washington does not abandoned the principle of “two States” solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.