Hamas backs Abbas’ plan to end ‘Israeli occupation’ – report
Hamas and the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have reportedly agreed on a three-stage plan that would create an independent Palestinian state, first of all calling on the US to come up with defined borders that Israel would agree with.
According to the Saudi daily Asharq Al-Awsat the agreement was reached between Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in Doha. According to the initiative, the US serving as a mediator in negotiations will be given a four month deadline to reach an agreement with Israel and demarcate the map.
“If the two parties agree, immediate negotiations, governed by a deadline, will begin. During the talks Israel will be asked to provide a map of its borders,” a Palestinian source told the Saudi daily.
Such a proposal however is most likely to fail, as history shows, Israel is reluctant to negotiate with Hamas, an organization which at its core does not recognize Israel’s right to exist as a nation.