Sunday, June 11, 2017

CAMERA Backgrounder: New Hamas Platform

What does the new Hamas document say, and what does it mean?

CAMERA Middle East Issues..
09 June '17..

On May 1, Hamas unveiled what it terms "A Document of General Principles and Policies" from Qatar. This new policy document:

- does not replace the original charter;

- does not accept the existence of Israel in any borders;

- continues to embrace the goal of trying to destroy Israel; and

- does not repudiate violence, including against civilians.

Upon its release, however, many journalists seemed credulous of the group's attempt to make itself appear more moderate. Various commentators and reports erroneously referred to the platform as Hamas's “new Charter,” or claimed that Hamas now accepts a two-state solution. CAMERA, UK Media Watch, and BBC Watch have noted a great deal of the misleading headlines and reporting on the issue.

Here, we explain what the document actually says, what it means, and how the media is getting it wrong.

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