Peace for the World

Peace for the World
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

What’s behind Hamas’ new charter?

Members of Hamas in Gaza watch a televised press conference by the movement’s leader Khaled Meshaal, who is in Doha, Qatar, outlining a new political document, 1 May.Mohammed AsadAPA images

Ali Abunimah-2 May 2017

Leaders of Hamas released a document outlining their guiding principles at a press conference in the Qatari capital Doha on Monday.

Much coverage focused on the document’s acceptance of the 1967 boundary as the basis for establishing a Palestinian state alongside Israel. The document also includes pronouncements on how Hamas views the roots of the conflict, the role of resistance and its position towards Jews.