4 Jun 2010
Is Hamas willing to negotiate directly with Israel or not is the question put to Hamas representative in Lebanon, Usamah Hamdan, by The Real News Network.
Hamdan responds that negotiations are a political step which depend on political conditions. Until now the political climate has not allowed such a step, he says.
Would Hamas recognize the state of Israel if the majority of the Palestinian people supported a two state solution?
"If our people accepted anything through a free referendum among all Palestinians inside and outside Palestine we will respect that and we will live with that even if it was against our political beliefs. And this is the soil of democracy, which we accept to be the nature of our system," says Hamdan.
For part two of this interview, please click here.
for part three of this interview, please click here.