HAMAS getting into the Cheat and Retreat game ala the Mad Mullah's
: "NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - Hamas could one day amend a charter calling for the destruction of Israel and hold negotiations with the Jewish state, a political leader of the Islamic militant group in the West Bank said.
'The charter is not the Koran,' Mohammed Ghazal told Reuters in an interview in Nablus on Tuesday.
'Historically, we believe all Palestine belongs to Palestinians, but we're talking now about reality, about political solutions ... The realities are different.'
The unprecedented comments by Mohammed Ghazal clashed with recent pronouncements of more senior Hamas officials in Gaza.
But they reflected an apparent shift in Hamas toward the political mainstream and to winning greater world acceptance in the run-up to Palestinian parliamentary elections and after Israel's pullout from the Gaza Strip.
Ghazal said it was still early to talk about recognizing Israel 'while Israel doesn't recognize me as the victim.'"