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'.
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