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Hamas calls for end to blockade of Gaza border

By Peter Enav, Associated Press

Published: Wed, July 23 1:22 p.m. MDT

 Pakistani children rally against the Israeli bombings in the Gaza strip, in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

Pakistani children rally against the Israeli bombings in the Gaza strip, in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

(Fareed Khan, Associated Press)

DOHA, Qatar — Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal is calling for the opening of Gaza's borders and the end of a more than seven-year-long blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt on the Palestinian strip.

Striking a defiant tone, he said Wednesday that Gaza is fighting an occupying force and that the Palestinians are "the true owners of the land."

He says Hamas cannot abandon its terms in a cease-fire agreement, and can accept a humanitarian truce that is supported by a genuine relief program for the besieged Gaza Strip.

Meshaal, spoke from exile to reporters in Qatar, Doha.

Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to end fighting that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.

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1. David
Centerville, UT,
July 23, 2014

Hamas does not seem to understand that Israel would not have an embargo in place if Hamas would declare peace with Israel. But because Hamas openly calls for the destruction of Israel, they must not be allowed to gain strength sufficient to carry out their true objectives.

This is all Hamas' fault.

2. Brio
Alpine, UT,
July 23, 2014

Hamas is not going to get any concessions as long as they keep sending rockets into Israel. Hamas couldn't even exist without foreign aid from other countries. They've done nothing whatsoever to warrant world respect... or even self-respect.

3. Brio
Alpine, UT,
July 23, 2014

Hamas is not going to get any concessions as long as they keep sending rockets into Israel. Hamas couldn't even exist without foreign aid from other countries. They've done nothing whatsoever to warrant world respect... or even self-respect.

4. rvalens2
Burley, ID,
July 23, 2014

There can be no peace as long as Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal keeps calling for the destruction of Israel.

Opening Gaza's borders and ending the blockade would simply allow Hamas to import better, bigger missiles and send hoards of terrorists into Israel to blow themselves, and the Israelis, up.

For your information, there never has been a Palestinian people or a nation called Palestine. It has been fabricated by the Arabs. "Palestinians" are mostly Jordanians and Syrians. Yasser Arafat, the now deceased leader of the "Palestinians," was actually an Egyptian!

If the neighboring Arab states are so concerned with all the carnage taking place in the Gaza strip, why don't they take in the "Palestinians" and vacate the Gaza strip?

Answer: They want to see the destruction of Israel come to pass and the "Palestinians" are simply a convenient excuse.

5. george of the jungle
goshen, UT,
July 23, 2014

I rhink they think that it's their duty to kill to bring the second coming.