Hamas leader Khaled Meshall has urged Europe to take a lead role in finding a solution to the Palestine question, KUNA reported.
In an interview with the EuroNews TV channel broadcast late Wednesday night, Meshall said the Europeans "need to know that there isnt a solution by hiding behind the Americans impossible conditions. The solution is to give Palestinians their rights and put an end to the Israeli occupation. At the moment, there is a historic chance".
Meshall who lives in Damascus urged Europeans to "to drive the international community, in conjunction with Russia, China and others, in order to return the rights of Palestinians and end the Israeli occupation".
He ruled out recognition of Israel saying. "I have already said we would be able to sign a truce. There are other formulas, but we have already stated recognition is not one".
Meshall denied any Iranian military support to Hamas.
"There is however financial support to the Haniyeh government from certain Arab countries. What is the problem? It is the Palastinian peoples right," he said.
The EU has put Hamas on its blacklist and set conditions to have any contacts with the Islamic group.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Haziran 2008, 08:31