News Brief 12/8/2006, Kislev 17, 5767
Haniyah: We Will Never Recognize Israel
(IsraelNN.com) PA (Palestinian Authority) Prime Minister (Hamas) Ismail Haniyah told reporters in Iran that he and his colleagues will never recognize Israel.
Western leaders are pushing for the formation of a PA unity coalition including Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) in the hope the government would recognize Israel. Haniyah has stated repeatedly that Hamas will never recognize Israel, even in the framework of the unity government.