Nabil Shaath, Fatah: Hamas should not recognize Israel
Official Palestinian Authority TV - July 19, 2009

 
Nabil Shaath, member of Fatah Central Committee and former PA Foreign Minister:
     "The return to the idea of a national unity government gives rise to the subject of the PLO commitments – recognition of Israel, recognition of the Oslo Accords, and the like... Fatah's position is, we don't want Hamas to recognize Israel. We want it [Hamas] to recognize a government that can deal with the international situation and open a door for us to end the siege.”