Now he tells us:

Dahlan, who was recently tapped to serve as an adviser to Fatah's leader, P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas, acknowledged that the PLO -- an umbrella organization of Palestinian groups that has been headed by Fatah's leader -- did recognize Israel.

"We acknowledge that the PLO did recognize Israel's right to exist, but we are not bound by it as a resistance faction," he said.

My assumption (hope?) is that Dahlan is currying favor with his constituency, which turned against him for being too cooperative with Israel.

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