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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Meshaal: "Over my Haniyeh's dead body"

There's 'internal strife' between Hamastan and its foreign leadership.

Arutz Sheva is reporting that Hamas boss Khaled Meshaal has threatened to kill 'Palestinian Prime Minister' Ismail Haniyeh if the latter enters into a 'unity government' with 'moderate Palestinian President' Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen's Fatah that does not include the 'right of return' and the 'right' to continue using terrorism.
Khaled Mashal, the Hamas leader in Damascus whom Israel tried unsuccessfully to kill nine years ago, says such a government will be established only over his colleague Haniye's dead body. He sent a message to Gaza saying that if Haniye dares to sign a unity agreement with Fatah that does not include clauses guaranteeing the so-called Right of Return and the continued use of terrorism, Haniye "will find his body tossed in a ditch on the side of the road."

Arutz-7's Haggai Huberman quotes "intelligence information that reached Jerusalem" as the source for the above.

Hamas-Fatah unity thus appears more distant than ever - and this is thanks to Khaled Mashal, Jerusalem officials feel. Hamas spokesman Razi Hamed acknowledged yesterday that the negotiations had been temporarily frozen, though he said this would not affect the long-term chances of forming a unity government.

Another obstacle placed before a unity government has come from the other side of the political spectrum - U.S. President George Bush. Bush announced Monday night that he would not recognize the PA government if its guidelines do not include the Quartet's three conditions: recognition of Israel, fulfillment of previous agreements with Israel, and an end to terrorism.


The past few day have seen the circulation of several rough copies of an agreement under consideration by Haniye and Abbas. Jerusalem intelligence reveals that the most accurate version, the one agreed upon most recently, was never shown to the U.S. by the PA negotiators. Instead, the Arabs showed the Americans a copy stating that the government will accept the Saudi peace plan of 2002 and the Prisoners' Document, but with the following critical caveat deleted: "As long as this does not clash with Palestinian interests."

Huberman reports in the name of Jerusalem sources that the inclusion of this sentence essentially voids any Hamas consent to enter a diplomatic process with Israel.

PA sources say the negotiations have not yet been finalized, and that there is therefore no final rough copy of the agreement.

Hamed said, "There is a strong desire of the various Palestinian factions and groups to reach a national unity government... Hamas will not renege on any declaration it has made before now." He acknowledged that there were some issues not yet finalized in the unity negotiations.
But give these 'people' a state reichlet. That will solve all of the world's problems.


At 11:50 PM, Blogger Tsofah said...


Your comments are well said! Israel has already recognized a "Palestine", which is Jordan. Of course, that was supposed to be Israel too, according to what Chaim Weizmann was promised by former UK Minister Balfour (via the Balfour Declaration).

No matter how much one gives and gives of Israel, the terrorism does not and will not stop. The point to the terrorists is not a PA state, but there being no Israel. If that were to occur, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria would just expand and take over and fight one another. The best hope for peace is to not divide Israel at all.


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