Hamas leader denies recognizing Israel

Calls prior statement a misunderstanding

Mousa Abu Marzouk
Hamas political bureau member Mousa Abu Marzouk. (Photo: Twitter/X)
DOHA — In a surprising political development, Hamas political bureau member Mousa Abu Marzouk stated that the movement would respect the commitments of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), including recognition of Israel, as part of joining it. Speaking from his office in Doha on Monday to Al-Monitor, Marzouk responded to the recognition issue, saying, "You must follow the official stance, which is that the Palestine Liberation Organization recognized the state of Israel." When asked to clarify Hamas's position on Israel, Marzouk said, "We seek to be part of the PLO and we have said that we will respect the commitments of the PLO,” adding that Israelis should have their rights "but not at the expense of others."اضافة اعلان

However, a few hours after the story was published, Marzouk clarified that this was a misunderstanding, “There is a misunderstanding of my media statements; I emphasize that Hamas does not recognize the legitimacy of the Zionist occupation and refuses to compromise any rights of our Palestinian people. We affirm that the resistance continues until liberation and return.”

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