German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday urged the new Palestinian unity government to embrace Western demands it recognize Israel and renounce violence to revive Middle East peace talks....But Hamas insisted it would not recognize Israel or renounce violence."We stress that we do not and will never recognise the right of Israel to exist on one inch of Palestinian land," Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said."We will not abandon the resistance to the Zionist occupation until the liberation of all Palestinian soil," Barhoum said.
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