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Adams to ‘Post’: Hamas wants peace

“But there was a time when there was no dialogue in Ireland, and there was conflict,” he said. “Once we opened up the process to allow dialogue, and made it inclusive, we started a very difficult process that challenged everyone. It challenged Sinn Fein, it challenged the British government, challenged the unionists.”

Adams said there was a “certainty” about war “that people can be comfortable in, because you don’t have to take chances.”

But, he said, “you can take chances and ensure that no person has to be killed, or live in fear or be imprisoned and subjected to all the people of Israel and the people of Palestine have been subjected to. We took the chance in Ireland. It wasn’t easy, but the rewards more than vindicate and validate the risks that were taken.”

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Haniyeh meets Northern Ireland’s Adams in Gaza

Posted in Palestine and the International Community, The Gaza Strip by beyondtheborder on April 9, 2009
Haniyeh and Adams

Haniyeh and Adams

The leader of Irish Republican Army-linked Sinn Fein party met with the head of the internationally shunned Hamas government during a two-day visit to Gaza and said he plans to brief President Obama’s special Mideast envoy about his contacts.

Gerry Adams, a key player in Northern Ireland’s peace process, met with Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh late Wednesday and planned more talks with officials of the Islamic militant group Thursday.

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“The fact is that the people of Palestine and the people of Israel are destined to live side by side. I believe that most people want a peaceful accommodation,” he said. “Following my meeting with Mr Haniyeh I believe that progress is possible.”

He also said: “As I have said consistently there needs to be a dialogue between the people of Palestine and their leadership and the people of Israel and their leadership. That is what worked in Ireland.”

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Sinn Fein leader visit Gaza demands siege to be lifted

Posted in The Blockade, The Gaza Strip, Videos by beyondtheborder on April 8, 2009

Adams told reporters that” what happened in Gaza was wrong” he added that” Gazans have the right to leave in harmony and security.” The Irish official also said “Israel must know that Gaza residents have rights”.

Regarding the ongoing siege on the Gaza strip Israeli is imposing since June of 2006, Adams commented” Israel should open all crossings, allow all supplies into Gaza and facilitate the travel of patients and end the siege.”

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The Sinn Féin leader, who met Hamas members when he last visited the Middle East in 2006, said he regretted the Israeli government’s refusal to meet him.

“As the leader of a party which was censored and demonised and whose members were killed, I see dialogue between all sides as key to building a successful peace process,” he said.

“So I will meet with all sides and urge all sides to end all armed actions and to engage in meaningful dialogue.

For full article, visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/7989676.stm