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Originally posted by maldives01
"As a fledgling nation the Palestinian people [...] don't want to kill Israelis or Americans or anyone else really
When asked if Hamas would be willing to recognize Israel should it agree to withdraw to the 1967 borders, Haniyeh told the Washingon Post that Hamas would agree to a peace deal in stages, the first of which would call for stability and longterm ceasefire. He also said, "We have no hostile feelings toward Jews and we don't want to throw them into the sea. All we want is to get our land back and not to hurt anyone."
In response, cabinet minister Meir Sheetrit told Army Radio Sunday, "I wish they would change their positions... They (Hamas) may be starting to speak another language."
If Hamas were to accept Israel's conditions to recognise Israel and renounce violence, "we won't have any trouble speaking to Hamas, and to reach a settlement," Sheetrit said. (source)
I am also sure, and no I have no links to polls to back me up, that the majority of people in Israel also want peace and stability. This is also based on news and opinions I have read.
Europe fills Palestinian aid gap
About 20m euros will pay the salaries of Palestinian Authority officials, and another 40m will be earmarked for electricity and other energy expenses.
The European commission insists that the latter will go directly to suppliers, not go through the Palestinian Authority.
“They [the PA] will provide us with bills and we will pay those bills to the utilities concerned,” spokeswoman Emma Udwin said.
Quartet to seek to avert fiscal collapse of PA
Russia has already pledged $10m to support the PA’s March budget. Norway will contribute $10m and Saudi Arabia $20m to help meet February’s bills. Further funding is likely to come from a World Bank donor trust fund.
But even these emergency measures would leave the PA with a financing gap of up to $170m over the two months