Haneya: Hamas accepts two-state solution
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    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 reunite

    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 Palestinian state

    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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