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Monday, September 25, 2006

Threats, counterthreats and Comrade Peretz

'Moderate Palestinian Authority President' Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen has given Hamas one last chance to agree with him on a 'national unity government' before he dissolves the 'Palestinian Authority.' Abu Mazen is demanding that the political program of the proposed 'government' 'recognize' Israel and honor all previous agreements signed between the Palestinians and Israel. Hamas leaders have rejected Abbas's demand, saying they would never join a government that recognizes Israel and the Oslo Accords.

As if Hamas needs any help to be rejectionist, four 'Palestinian' armed groups on Sunday threatened to target any Palestinian government that recognizes Israel's 'right to exist' and attacked Abu Mazen for "succumbing" to US pressure.

Over the weekend, Abu Mazan said that the chances of a 'unity government' had gone back to zero.

Into the fray steps Defense Minister Amir Comrade Peretz, he of the 1% approval rating. Peretz doesnt' need Abu Mazen. He's ready to talk to Hamas directly if only Ismail Haniyeh will whisper sweet nothings in Peretz's ear. Thankfully, no one else is likely to take Comrade Peretz seriously....


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