PA daily reports on Hamas PM’s speech: “We will never recognize the State of Israel”
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Feb. 12, 2012

 
Headline: "Haniyeh from Teheran: Hamas will never recognize Israel"
     "Prime Minister of the dismissed Hamas government in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, said that the [Hamas] movement 'will never recognize Israel', during a speech in Teheran marking the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.
In the speech, which was broadcast on Iranian TV, Haniyeh said that 'the [Palestinian] struggle will continue up until the liberation of all Palestinian land and Jerusalem, and until the return of all the Palestinian refugees' to their homes…
Haniyeh added, 'They want us to recognize the Israeli occupation and to abandon resistance, but as the representative of the Palestinian people and in the name of all who long for freedom in the world, I once again emphasize that we will never recognize the State of Israel.' He added, to the masses, 'Allah willing, we will meet… in Jerusalem, the liberated capital of Palestine.'"