02/12/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tzipi Livni Rules Out Hamas Talks

JERUSALEM, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on Monday stressed that she sees no reason or need to negotiate with Hamas, saying that the group's words were "meaningless."

"I am not going to negotiate with Hamas and don't need them to sign anything for me. What they said is meaningless," Israel's Army Radio quoted her as saying as her government was negotiating with Egypt for an end to the 17-day-old onslaught in Gaza Strip.

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