For over a month, Israeli and anti-Resistance Arab media have been telling its readers that Hamas has approached the Zionist regime for a long-term ceasefire through their common friends in Ankara and Cairo. Turkey’s prime minister Dr. Ahmet Davutoglu even confirmed this after his meeting with Hamas political Guru, Khaled Mashaal, who has lived in exile since 1997 when Israeli Mossad agents using Canadian passports poisoned him in Amman (Jordan). Crypto-Jewish Egyptian military dictator Gen. al-Sisi, wants nothing less than removal of Hamas from Gaza and the West Bank, is naturally supporting a long-term ceasefire so he doesn’t have to close Rafah Crossing anymore.
Hamas’ leadership in Gaza has denied the rumor claiming that Israel broke the long-term ceasefire agreement by attacking Gaza for 50 days last year. So there is no need for a new ceasefire as Israel cannot be trusted.
Yesterday, the West Bank ruler, Mahmoud Abbas, an Israeli enforcer, resigned as leader of the PLO after failing to root-out Hamas and Islamic Jihad resistance groups.
On Friday, London-based Qatari newspaper, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, published an interview with Khaled Meshaal living in exile in Doha (Qatar). According to the paper, Mashaal is in favor of a long-term ceasefire with Israel if the latter agree to do the following:
- Lift blockade of Gaza Strip imposed after Hamas election victory in 2006.
- Help reconstruction work to restore huge damage inflicted upon people, homes and infrastructure by Israeli attacks in the past.
- Allow the construction of an airport and a seaport in Gaza.
However, Mashaal insisted that the proposed long-tern ceasefire wouldn’t apply to the West Bank. Israel’s actions in the West Bank, according to Mashal, are overtly aggresive. “They have Palestinians suffering in prisons. All of the reasons exist for resistance in the West Bank,” said Mashal, also citing reoccurring clashes at the al-Aqsa Mosque.
“We don’t need calm or a long-term cease fire,” said Mashal. “We don’t want and don’t strive for war, but there is legitimate opposition that will remain against the occupation as long as there is an occupation and settlements.”
Meshaal also refuted the allegation that Hamas is trying to establish an independent Palestinian state in Gaza by negotiating with Zionist regime. He emphasized that Hamas represents the interests of Palestinian people living within PA territories, Israel and abroad.
Israeli-born author and anti-war activist, Miko Peled, in an article published at Israeli propagandist news website, The Hill, on March 20, 2015, said that it’s time to give Palestinian their country back.