Misreading Tea Leaves

June 22, 2006 13:16 by

Hamas and Fatah are trying to work out a compromise on the prisoner peace plan. But The Guardian’s Chris McGreal reports that Hamas has already undergone a sea change and agrees to accept Israel:

Hamas has made a major political climbdown by agreeing to sections of a document that recognise Israel’s right to exist and a negotiated two-state solution, according to Palestinian leaders.

Exciting? Hardly. McGreal only quotes Yasser Abed Rabbo of the PLO and Fatah MP Abdullah Abdullah. If McGreal wants to read tea leaves, at least read the right ones and wait for someone from Hamas to comment.

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