Hamas to unveil landmark ‘political document’ on 1st May

Hamas plans to unveil a landmark “political document” next week in Qatar, the Gaza-based resistance movement announced. According to a Hamas statement, the group’s political chief, Khaled Meshaal, will convene a “special meeting” on 1st May “to officially unveil the new political document”.

It remains unclear whether the “political document” is meant to replace the group’s 1988 founding charter, in which Hamas asserts its longstanding refusal to recognise the state of Israel. Leading Hamas member Ismail Radwan confirmed earlier that the group planned to unveil the new document “soon” after “settling on its final formula”. Radwan declined to elaborate further, stating merely that the document would serve to “reaffirm the movement’s longstanding principles and its internal and external relations”.
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