Armed struggle against Israel is the only way for Palestinians to achieve statehood, said Osama Hamdan, a Hamas official in Beirut.
Hamas officials told an Arab-language newspaper in London the militant Palestinian group has not agreed to stop kidnapping Israeli soldiers.
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said Friday Israel would defend its citizens, despite a U.N. Security Council call to end to the fighting in Gaza.
A Hamas official in Lebanon now says Israel must free 1,400 jailed Palestinians in exchange for kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
The Palestinian Hamas movement in Lebanon said Saturday the factions were working on forming a special Palestinian authority in Lebanon.
The Palestinian militant group Hamas is maintaining contacts within the United States and Europe, a Hamas spokesman said Monday.
Hamas charged Friday the intelligence service of an Arab country offered Israel classified information about the group and its leaders.
A Hamas delegation held talks with Egyptian officials Tuesday, apparently on an Egyptian plan for Gaza after Israel's withdrawal.
Hamas has vowed to step up operations in the West Bank after Israel's expected withdrawal from Gaza, the militant group said Wednesday.
The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, Saturday denied as baseless U.S. reports that it had offices in Iraq.