Abbas: "If All of You [Arab States] Will Fight Israel, We Are in Favor" - Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik (Palestinian Media Watch)
The official Palestinian Authority daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida reported on July 6 that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas supports negotiations with Israel today because it is the only option.
Regarding the military option, Abbas said: "If you [Arab states] want war, and if all of you will fight Israel, we are in favor. But the Palestinians will not fight alone because they don't have the ability to do it."
Hamas Leader: Our Plan Is to Have Palestine in Its Entirety
In an interview with the Egyptian opposition newspaper Al-Wafd on June 23, 2010, Hamas co-founder Mahmoud al-Zahar said that Hamas advocates the liberation of all Palestine, from the Dead Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. He said that Hamas' consent to a Palestinian state in the 1967 borders is part of a phased plan, the first phase of which is to liberate the West Bank and Gaza. (MEMRI)