What’s wrong with Hamas?
On Wednesday, Gaza-ruling Islamic resistance Hamas and its rival West Bank-ruling “non-violent secularist” Fatah announced they’re reconciled and agreed to form a “unity government”. This is Hamas-Fatah third “reconciliation” charade since Hamas gained victory in the 2006 PA general elections, which Fatah, Israel, US and EU refused to accept. Previous two attempts to form a unity government and hold new elections did not materialize. As expected, the latest announcement, irked the Zionist regime and its “Guardian Angel” in Washington.
Netanyahu lashed out at PA president Mahmoud Abbas by saying, “Abbas has to choose between peace with Hamas or Israel.” The so-called “reconcilliatin” also provided the Zionist regime another “smoking gun” to kill further negotiations with Fatah leaders and John Kerry’s Jewish team. In reality, Abbas had been trying to have a frustrating peace deal with Israel without Hamas approval for a decade now.
In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the US was “disappointed and troubled” by the unity announcement.
I don’t understand why Netanyahu and his foreign puppets are worried about the new Hamas-Fatah “deal”. Daoud Kuttab claimed at the Israeli propaganda website Al-Monitor (April 23, 2014): “The April 23 agreement in Gaza appears, on paper, to be a total Hamas capitulation to the PLO and Abbas.”
Israeli president Shimon Peres and J-Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami have called Abbas “a true partner”. In fact by his collaboration with the US and Israel, Mahmoud Abbas has proved beyond any doubt that he is a traitor to Palestinian cause.
Palestinian leaders in Gaza are quite aware of the size of Iranian, Syrian and Hizbullah assistance in supporting Hamas and Islamic Jihad resistance against Israeli occupation of Palestine. However, Hamas recent move to forge a unity with Fatah has created a rift within the Islamic resistance.
Personally, I believe that any unity with Fatah under its present leadership is tantamount to betrayal of Palestinian dream to recover, full or part of it, their lost homeland to foreign Jews. Hizbullah since the 1980s have proved that the only way to force Israel to make peace with its neighbors is by a military resistance.
Yesterday I read two different views on the latest Hamas-Fatah charade by two Israeli Jewish writers. Larry Derfner claims that by joining Hamas, “Abbas just shot the Palestinian cause in the foot“. On the other hand, Noam Sheizaf says that “if you believe in peace, the Fatah-Hamas is good news more for Israel than Palestinians“.
“It’s one thing to sell Mahmoud Abbas and the subjugated Palestinians to the world; it’s another thing to sell the world Hamas. If Hamas were to recognize Israel and endorse the two-state solution and agree to land swaps on the West Bank and to compromise on the right of return, as Abbas and the Palestinian Authority have done, then Abbas would have co-opted Hamas in Wednesday’s unity deal, he would have dragged it into moderation, he would have achieved a great coup and would deserve the Nobel Peace Prize,” said Larry Derfner.
Am I the only one who thinks this Israeli dude was born yesterday? If one can sell Israel which assassinated Hamas paralyzed founder Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, made assassination attempt on Hamas current leader Khalid Meshaal, and poisoned PA Chairman Yasser Arafat - then what’s the problem in selling Hamas. And what about the 800,000 Palestinians being put into Jewish jails between 1967-2012, according to Israeli human rights group B’Tselm?
Israeli leaders never believed in the so-called two-state solution or peace in the region for that matter. They have old habit of dishing new uncompromising demands to sabotage peace talks for which Palestinians are always blamed. Netanyahu’s latest racist demand is that all Palestinian resistance groups including Hamas and Islamic Jihad must recognize Israel as “Jewish state” before Zionists decide to bless a demilitarized Palestinian ghetto entity on Israeli borders.
It’s Israel which keeps building new Jewish settlements on lands stolen from Palestinians against UN resolutions and the US and EU sanctions.
The only moral compromise I can think of about the “the right of return” would be send one million East European Jews back to their ancestral homes so that Palestinian refugees could return to their ancestral homes.
Noam on the other hand is not living in self-denial. He says that the US, EU and The Quartet (US, UN, EU and Russia) all have double standard. They demand obedience from PA while ignore Israel as a “bully”. He also agrees with Iran-Hizbullah-Syrian point of view that if Israel wants peace – it must talk to Hamas. Read the article here.