Hamas' Zahar: 'We need a foothold in 'West Bank' to finish Israel off quickly'
For those of you who think that 'negotiating' with a 'Palestinian Authority' that includes Hamas is no big deal, please consider the words of Hamas Foreign Minister Mahmoud al-Zahar
, a doctor who slits throats for a living
. This is from the first link.
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week, Hamas Political Bureau member Mahmoud Al-Zahar stated that Hamas
wants to build an Islamic state in all of Palestine, meaning it would
have said Hamas wants to create an Islamic emirate in Gaza. We won't do
that, but we will build an Islamic state in Palestine, all of
[Al-Ayyam, Oct. 1, 2014]
further said that if Hamas had a military foothold in the West Bank as
it does in the Gaza Strip it would be able to destroy Israel. He alluded
to a possible future war of destruction against Israel by citing a
Surah from the Quran about "the final promise", which speaks of
destroying "the enemies" and "what they had taken over with [total]
destruction" [Surah 17:7]:
said that if his movement [Hamas] were to 'transfer what it has or just
a small part of it to the West Bank, we would be able to settle the
battle of the final promise with a speed that no one can imagine.'"
expression "The final promise" is taken from Surah 17:7 of the Quran:
"Then when the final promise came, [We sent your enemies]... to enter
the temple in Jerusalem, as they entered it the first time, and to
destroy what they had taken over with [total] destruction.'"(trans.
Sahih International) Hamas using it in the context of Israel is
promising a future war of destruction against Israel.
recent Palestinian poll shows that Hamas indeed has a strong base of
support in the West Bank. Last week, the Palestinian Center for Policy
and Research found that were elections to be held now between Hamas
leader Ismail Haniyeh and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Haniyeh would win
with 55% support compared to 38% for Abbas. Interestingly, Haniyeh would
win with only 50% - 47% in Gaza but on the West Bank Hamas' Haniyeh is
even stronger winning 57% to 33% over Abbas.
. What could go wrong?
Labels: Hamas, Hamas-Fatah reconciliation, Judea and Samaria, Mahmoud al-Zahar