Canadian PM Harper Calls Hamas "Genocidal"

[Globe and Mail-Canada] Gloria Galloway - Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday that Canada will not talk with the "genocidal" Islamic groups Hamas and Hizballah. "We will not solve the Palestinian-Israeli problem, as difficult as that is, through organizations that advocate violence and advocate wiping Israel off the face of the Earth," Harper said. "It's unfortunate because with Hamas, and with Hizballah in Lebanon, it has made it very difficult to have dialogue - and dialogue is ultimately necessary to have peace in the long term - but we are not going to sit down with people whose objectives are ultimately genocidal." "I think all of the civilized world is agreed - and it's not just Canada - we can't deal with organizations whose principal and only objective is terrorism and the eradication of the other side."

2006-12-22 01:00:00

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