October 28, 2010 - 12:00am

GAZA, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Hamas is ready to start an open dialogue with the West, deposed Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haneya said on Wednesday.

"We need to clarify to the international community our stance and vision about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict," Haneya said in a press statement following a meeting with a French lawyer delegation in Gaza.

"The West needs to listen to the Hamas' voice directly, not from the others," Haneya added.

Hamas, which seized control of Gaza with armed forces in 2007, has been isolated by the international community, especially the United States and the European Union.


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