Report: Kerry's friends in Qatar threatened to expel Meshaal if he accepted the cease fire
If we didn't have enough reasons to bar US Secretary John FN Kerry from interfering with our affairs until now, we may have a huge one. As you might recall, Kerry pushed to replace Egypt with Qatar and Turkey
as the intermediaries between Israel and Hamas. Now, it turns out that Qatar may have brought about the resumption of Hamas rocket fire on Israel by threatening Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshaal with expulsion from the country
if he agreed to Egypt's cease fire proposal.
The Fatah source added that Qatar threatened to expel
Qatar-based Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal, saying it would "force
him to leave," if Hamas agreed to the Egyptian truce proposal in its current structure.
Indeed Hamas rejected the proposal last week, with Mashaal saying "we want serious negotiations that lead to an end of the aggression on Gaza and granting the Palestinian demands."
The new revelation would appear to lend credence to reports
Tuesday that the breach of the ceasefire was in fact orchestrated by
none other than Mashaal.
An unnamed security source told Walla! the initial rocket
salvo on Be'er Sheva was ordered directly by Mashaal, who reportedly
bypassed Hamas's "military wing", the Al-Qassam Brigades, and ordered a
specially-assigned unit of Hamas operatives answerable directly to him
to launch the attack.
The source claimed Mashaal was aiming to sabotage negotiations for a long-term truce in Cairo, which were not going his way.
A senior Hamas source last week urged a different nation to replace Egypt as intermediary in the talks, labeling Egypt "the basic delaying source preventing an agreement."
Hamas may have envisioned Qatar as the replacement, given that
the source called for a new third-party that would help achieve the
terror group's demands, including terrorists releases and a Gaza sea and
This also puts a very different - and harsher - light on last week's visit to Qatar
by three MK's from the Balad party.
It is worth noting that three Arab-nationalist Balad MKs recently traveled to Qatar,
where they reportedly met the traitor ex-MK Azmi Bishara, who founded
their party before fleeing Israel after passing information to direct
Hezbollah rockets on Israeli citizens.
Kerry, Zoabi and Zahalka should all be exiled together to a desert island. Maybe Bishara would like to join them.
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