Hamas will not recognize Israel in Palestinian unity government, official says

The Hamas flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) Hamas will not recognize Israel if a Palestinian unity government is formed, a top official of the Gaza-based terrorist said Tuesday, Reuters reported.

Mahmoud Al-Zahar, a Hamas strategist, also told Reuters that the recent unity pact signed by Hamas and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party will not result in any Gaza terrorists coming under Abbas’s control.

Fatah and Hamas last week agreed to form a government within five weeks and to hold elections after six months.  

Posted on April 30, 2014 .