The Islamist ideology of Hamas, its permanent incitements to anti-Jewish hatred and its aggression towards Israel are unacceptable. However, Israel has already negotiated indirectly with Hamas – for example there have been various ceasefires in Gaza as well as the release of Gilad Shalit. A Palestinian delegation that recognises the right of Israel to exist, renounces terrorism and agrees to honour past accords is the Israeli precondition for any negotiation to end the conflict.

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