Khaled Mashalis a Palestinian political leader and the leader of the Islamic Palestinian organization Hamas since the Israeli assassination of Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi in 2004...
We have never found understanding with the Americans. They aren't ready to listen to opinions which contradict theirs. And at the Russian Foreign Ministry we felt that we were being understood.
We shall never recognize the legitimacy of a Zionist state created on our soil. But if you are willing to accept the principle of a long-term truce, we are prepared to negotiate the terms.
No conditions will be put forward during our visit to Moscow. We will listen to Russia's position and clarify ours.
The Palestinian problem is a political problem. The Road Map demands that we end resistance and only afterward promises to deal with politics. If we try to solve problem that way, there will be no success.
Our trip to Moscow opens new prospects for peace in the Middle East. Our people want simple things: to be free and to have sovereignty. All this is impossible without an end to the occupation.
Resistance is a legitimate right that we will practice and protect. Our presence in the legislature will strengthen the resistance. If people raised the issue of targeting civilians, we said and we say that when our enemy stops targeting civilians we will abide by that.
You can be sure that our feeling is peace and hope, good for all people in the world, but not any side that occupies our land or makes aggression on our people. No peace without our legitimate rights. No stability with occupation. No peace with occupation. This is our right.
We hope that our Arab brothers would provide this support and provide it quickly because unfortunately there has been a shortage and lack of commitment.
We expect an exchange of opinions to take place and hope that nobody will put forward any conditions.
We can understand that Israel and America are persecuting us, and seeking ways to besiege and starve us, but what about the sons of our people who are plotting against us, who are following a studied plan to make us fail.
We are satisfied with the meeting with the mufti. We were able to exchange constructive opinions. The conversation was positive on all sides.
We are confident that through discussing with Arab and Islamic states, as well as with the League of Arab States, we will be able to reach a common vision towards maintaining the constants of our people and deal with reality.
We are going to ask the Arab summit to support us and extend a hand to us.
We are living like brothers, Christians and Muslims. Also the Jews lived in peace with us before the occupation began.
We want to have peace in the region, but peace will not be achieved before the removal of the occupation.
We call on the European Union to change its positions because otherwise it will lose its credibility in the eyes of the Palestinians people. It is in the best interest of America and the West to deal with a victorious group, a group that the people are rallying behind.
We see Turkey as a very successful example of democracy in the Islamic world. It is a very good example for us.
There can be no peace if the occupation continues.
We will only choose the road of resistance, especially since we are waiting for the last moments of the truce, which has fatigued us.
Everybody in the world says that. I know, I know.
Russia's intention to arrange open relations with the Arab-Islamic world. Russia, which occupies a territory spanning Europe and Asia, is best poised to sponsor a dialogue between civilizations and to ensure a balance of forces in the world.
Our delegation asked for the meeting with the patriarch and it is very important for us, as we Muslims work in close cooperation with our Christian brothers in Palestine.
As long as we are under occupation then resistance is our right.
They proposed this. Our reply was clear. We told them that we already have had two recent experiences regarding the truce that were not encouraging.
The Ayatollah's regime will have a major role in Palestine. We trust Iran to help us deal with the challenges facing us today.
The international community must make pressure on Israel to recognize our right to get freedom, to fight against occupation, to have real peace, legitimacy on our ground. If the international community obliged Israel to do that, then they can come to us and ask us to take our step.
How can the prisoner be asked to recognize his jailer?
If Israel officially announces its readiness to withdraw from all territories it occupied in 1967. . . then our movement will take a big step toward peace.