Following are excerpts
from an interview with Osama Hamdan, head of the Hamas Foreign Liaisons,
which aired on Al-Jadid/New TV on May 4, 2011:
Instead of one party negotiating and another conducting resistance,
both parties – or rather, all the Palestinian forces – will operate
within the single framework of confronting the Zionist entity, and this
will not be an easy battle.
this be an armed confrontation?
Yes, it will be an armed confrontation, as well as all other forms of
struggle, including civil Intifdada against the occupation, against
the wall, and against the Judaization of Jerusalem. There is no doubt,
however, that the armed confrontation will continue to be the main effort
and the backbone of the resistance, until the liberation of Palestine.
I think that politically,
the two-state solution is over. The people who suggested this notion
are the ones who say so. Therefore, trying to talk about a two-state
solution again is like talking about something that is over and done
think that we are entering
the phase of the liberation of Palestine. When we talk about the liberation
of Palestine, we are talking about the notion of Return: the return
of the refugees to their homeland, and the return of the Israelis to
the countries from which they came.