The weapons of the resistance are sacred, says Hamas chief

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal rejected any attempt to disarm his Palestinian Islamist movement in Gaza as demanded by Israel. The weapons of the resistance are sacred and we will not accept that they be on the agenda' of future negotiations with Israel, Meshaal said at a news conference in Doha on August 28, 2014.
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Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal holds a press conference in the Qatari capital Doha on August 28, 2014. Meshaal rejected any attempt to disarm his Palestinian Islamist movement in Gaza as demanded by Israel. 'The weapons of the resistance are sacred and we will not accept that they be on the agenda' of future negotiations with Israel, Meshaal told a news conference in Doha where he lives in exile. Israel has consistently linked the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, devastated during its 50-day war with Hamas that ended on August 26, to the territory's demilitarisation. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal holds a press conference in the Qatari capital Doha on August 28, 2014. Meshaal rejected any attempt to disarm his Palestinian Islamist movement in Gaza as demanded by Israel. 'The weapons of the resistance are sacred and we will not accept that they be on the agenda' of future negotiations with Israel, Meshaal told a news conference in Doha where he lives in exile. Israel has consistently linked the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, devastated during its 50-day war with Hamas that ended on August 26, to the territory's demilitarisation. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal holds a press conference in the Qatari capital Doha on August 28, 2014. Meshaal rejected any attempt to disarm his Palestinian Islamist movement in Gaza as demanded by Israel. 'The weapons of the resistance are sacred and we will not accept that they be on the agenda' of future negotiations with Israel, Meshaal told a news conference in Doha where he lives in exile. Israel has consistently linked the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, devastated during its 50-day war with Hamas that ended on August 26, to the territory's demilitarisation. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal holds a press conference in the Qatari capital Doha on August 28, 2014. Meshaal rejected any attempt to disarm his Palestinian Islamist movement in Gaza as demanded by Israel. 'The weapons of the resistance are sacred and we will not accept that they be on the agenda' of future negotiations with Israel, Meshaal told a news conference in Doha where he lives in exile. Israel has consistently linked the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, devastated during its 50-day war with Hamas that ended on August 26, to the territory's demilitarisation. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Supporters of the Hamas Islamist movement take part in a rally, three days after a deal hailed by Israel and Hamas as 'victory' in the 50-day war on August 29, 2014 in the West Bank town of Nablus. Thousands of militants paraded in the besieged Gaza Strip, defiantly saying they would rearm as the prospects of a final deal on a long-term Israel-Hamas truce looked shaky. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Supporters of the Hamas Islamist movement take part in a rally, three days after a deal hailed by Israel and Hamas as 'victory' in the 50-day war on August 29, 2014 in the West Bank town of Nablus. Thousands of militants paraded in the besieged Gaza Strip, defiantly saying they would rearm as the prospects of a final deal on a long-term Israel-Hamas truce looked shaky. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A child, wearing a military fatigue and holding a mock weapon, takes part in a rally gathering supporters of the Hamas Islamist movement, three days after a deal hailed by Israel and Hamas as 'victory' in the 50-day war on August 29, 2014 in the West Bank town of Nablus. Thousands of militants paraded in the besieged Gaza Strip, defiantly saying they would rearm as the prospects of a final deal on a long-term Israel-Hamas truce looked shaky. (AFP/Getty Images)