Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"Hamas believes that historical Palestine, that is, all of Palestine, belongs to the Palestinian people... We say that all of Palestine, from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea, belongs to the Palestinians. They have a legitimate right to this land."
Experts Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Deputy of the Political Bureau of Hamas in Damascus, Syria
Expelled from Jordan in 1999 during a Jordanian government crackdown on Hamas operations in the country, 1999
Extradited by the United States to Jordan, 1997
Arrested in the United States at New York's JFK Airport after returning from a trip to the Middle East, 1995
Elected as Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau, 1991
Founding President of the United Association for Studies and Research (UASR), a prominent Islamist think tank related to Hamas
Founder of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, an organization whose assets were blocked by the United States government for funneling money to Hamas
Founded the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), widely regarded as the "primary voice in the United States" of Hamas, 1981
PhD, Industrial Engineering, 1991
Studied Engineering at Ein Shams University in Cairo, graduated in 1977