PA aid ahead of unity deal: Hamas doesn’t have to recognize Israel

04.05.2011                      30.Nisan, 5771                      Rosch Hodesch 1; Tag 15 des Omer


PA aid ahead of unity deal: Hamas doesn't have to recognize Israel

Nabil Shaath tells Israel Radio that Quartet preconditions calling on Hamas to recognize Israel are 'unworkable and do not make sense', adding all Quartet must know is Hamas would refrain from violence.

An aide to the Western-backed Palestinian president said on Wednesday that international mediators should drop their demand that Gaza's militant Hamas rulers recognize Israel.
abil Shaath spoke just hours before Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' West Bank Fatah government is to sign a reconciliation deal with Hamas, ending a four-year rift. An interim unity government is to follow….