Hamas said today it would accept a Palestinian state on land occupied in the 1967 war, but it would not explicitly recognize Israel.
The British newspaper The Guardian display early disagreement within Hamas in regards to a controversial statement by Jimmy Carter earlier today.
The exiled Hamas leader, Khaled Meshaal, spoke at a press conference in Damascus, after the press conference held by the former US President.
His comments came at a news conference in Damascus, Syria, after a rare series of meetings between the former US president Jimmy Carter and Hamas Islamists in the West Bank, Cairo and Damascus.
At an earlier press conference, Carter said Hamas would accept a two-state peace agreement with Israel as long as it was approved by a Palestinian referendum or a newly elected government.
Source: The Guardian
First published 17.06.09.