Whatever may be said about Hammami's political views on particular points, there is no denying the non-sectarianism of his attitude to the Israeli Jewish population: he recognizes that they constitute a nationality just as much as the Palestinian Arabs, and that they, too, are entitled to national right in Palestine. To hear a Palestinian spokesman say this was not necessarily congenial to fanatics on both sides.
Entretien entre Saïd Hammami, représentant de l'Organisation de la libération de la Palestine (O.L.P.) à Londres, et Moshé Machover, de l'Organisation socialiste israélienne (Matzpen).
A Palestinian Strategy for Peaceful Coexistence ‒ by Said Hammami (the PLO’s Representative in London)
If a Palestinian state were established on a part of the Palestinian homeland and if the Palestinian leadership then decided to pursue an evolutionary strategy towards its ultimate goal of ‘a state in partnership’, we would aim to open and maintain a continuous and developing dialogue with any elements within Israel who were prepared to meet and talk with Palestinians regarding the form of a mutually acceptable co-existence which might in time be developed between the two peoples living in the country to which they both lay claim.