Haniyeh: I support any Palestinian achievement
In an announcement published after Abbas's speech to the UN General Assembly, Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said he supports any political achievement for the Palestinian people. Nonetheless, he noted that his support is conditioned on a refusal to recognize Israel or yield strategic interests or rights, first and foremost the right of return.


Hamas Politburo Chief, Khaled Mashaal also expressed his support for the UN bid. (Yonatan Gonen)