Hamas Announces It No Longer Seeks The Destruction Of Israel And Does Not Hate The Jewish People As It Seeks To Soften Its Image

Hamas has announced it is taking a softer stance on Israel, having for years called for the state's destruction, in a dramatic shift in policy - but says it still views it as an occupier.

A new policy document said the group - which has previously been branded a 'murderous terrorist organisation' by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu - it is not seeking war with Jewish people, but will still fight for Palestinian liberation.

In a dramatic twist, however, the group said it is willing to accept 1967 borders - before Israel occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. 

But it has not gone as far as recognising Israel. In response, a spokesman for Netanyahu accused Hamas of trying to 'fool the world'.

Exiled Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal said Hamas is ready to support Palestinian liberation based on 1967 borders, without recognising Israel

Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4463686/Hamas-eases-stance-Israel-new-policy-document.html

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