GAZA, June 16 (Xinhua) -- Islamic Hamas movement
accepts a Palestinian statehood alongside Israel, its deposed premier Ismail
Haneya said Tuesday.
"We welcome and push for achieving this dream if
there was a real project aims at settling the Palestinian cause on the basis,"
Haneya said in a news conference with visiting former U.S. president Jimmy
Carter in Gaza city.
Haneya added that the Palestinian statehood should be
within the 1967 border "with sovereignty and full Palestinian rights and with
Jerusalem as its capital."
Carter urges Palestinians to
GAZA, June 16 (Xinhua) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy
Carter on Tuesday called on the Palestinians to reunite to pave the way for the
establishment of their independent statehood.
Carter made the call from Gaza city when he toured
neighborhoods that have sustained damage and destruction during Israel's 22-day
offensive against the Hamas-run enclave in January. Full story
Blair: Quartet committed to viable
RAMALLAH, June 16 (Xinhua) --
International Quartet Mideast envoy Tony Blair said Tuesday that the
international community was committed to the creation of a viable Palestinian
statehood alongside Israel.
The Palestinian state will include the Gaza Strip and
the West Bank in its territories, Blair said after meeting Palestinian President
Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.
However, Blair did not mention East Jerusalem which
the Palestinians claimed to be their capital. Full story
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