Zahhar: Israeli borders will disappear
Published Wednesday 13/06/2012 (updated) 15/06/2012 09:26
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahhar on Wednesday said a new era of civilization was dawning in which borders created by Israel will disappear.
Israel's borders are not determined by nationality or identity, al-Zahhar said in a speech at the headquarters of the Palestinian Legislative Council.
Welcoming activists from the latest Miles of Smiles convoy, al-Zahhar said the PLC building would become "the capital of the great Islamic nations."
The council headquarters were established when Gaza was under Egyptian control, and later transferred to the Israeli military governor, al-Zahhar said.
Israel bombed the PLC building during its 2008 offensive on Gaza, Operation Cast Lead.
"Our project isn't extreme Islamism, it's a relationship between humans together and a relationship that resists corruption and occupation and dependency.
"Relations with the world are based on permanence and justice and not clashing civilizations."