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May 22, 2011

Hamas: Obama will fail in forcing us to recognize Israel

Gaza-rulers say Obama's AIPAC speech shows U.S. government 'supports the occupation at expense of the freedom of Palestinians.'

http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/hamas_obama_will_fail_in_forcing_us_to_recognize_israel_20110522

Hamas condemned U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech to AIPAC on Sunday, saying it will not recognize Israel despite U.S. demands.

In his second Mideast speech, Obama reaffirmed U.S. support for Israel and called on the Gaza-rulers to recognize Israel’s right to exist, as well as free abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit. He also condemned the recent Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri was quoted by Ma’an news agency as saying that Obama’s speech showed the U.S. government will continue “to support the occupation at the expense of the freedom of the Palestinian people.”

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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