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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hamas says what Goldstone wants to hear

New America Foundation Foreign Policy Programs Director Steve Clemons interviews Hamas leader Khaled Meshal for 'The Palestine Note' on 17 October, 2009. Clemons also publishes 'The Washington Note'.

Let's go to the videotape. I'll have more afterward.

Haaretz adds:
"When Hamas deals seriously with the Goldstone report, with some reservations on it, this is evidence that Hamas respects the international law and is ready to cooperate with this law," Khaled Meshal told the Web site Palestine Note in an interview from his base in Damascus.

"If the report or any other side has any reservations on Hamas' actions, we are ready to explain them and we will form an honest and neutral investigative committee in Gaza to give Goldstone and its committee and the international community the facts."


Meshal rejected the claim that Hamas had deliberately targeted Israeli civilians during the fighting, when thousands of rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip - which it controls - into Israeli communities.

"Hamas does not aim to kill civilians. Hamas does not want to target the civilians," he said. "Hamas defends itself, but because it has simple abilities and its rockets are inaccurate in targeting, so it reaches the civilians, but we do not intend to do that."
Meshaal also said that Hamas would accept a deal based on the 1967 borders. What's not mentioned is that his organization would not recognize Israel or agree to an end-of-conflict provision as part of that 'deal.'

In the last segment, notice how Meshaal assumes that Israel will have to be 'forced' into an agreement. The idea that two parties could actually willingly reach a compromise is unheard of for these savages.

It's amazing watching how the world trips over each other to suck up to this unreformed terrorist.

What could go wrong?


At 8:54 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Khaled Meshaal is about as moderate an Islamist leader as you can find... for Western public relations consumption. For Israel, he's a fire-breathing radical who wants to wipe the Jewish State off the map.

What could go wrong indeed

At 10:50 PM, Blogger Marc said...

Just today Hamas is quoted in the NYTimes with the statement that they will accept a 10 year cease fire on the 67 lines, but wish to destroy the Jewish State thereafter.

"As Ayman Taha, a Hamas movement spokesman, said in an interview, “Our long-term strategy is the liberation of all of Palestine, but we would agree to a temporary solution involving a state in the 1967 borders with a truce of about 10 years, depending on the conditions of the truce.”"

See, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/27/world/middleeast/27gaza.html?_r=1&ref=world


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