Hamas rejects donor 'blackmail'

From BBC News

A senior Hamas leader has rejected demands that the Islamic militant group renounce violence, to prevent aid cuts for the Palestinian Authority.

Ismail Haniya, who headed Hamas' election list, said they would not give in to "blackmail" by foreign donors.

President Bush warned US aid to the authority, worth $400m (£225m), may be cut following Hamas' surprise poll win.