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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Zahar: Hamas will accept state on '67 borders... for now

Hamas foreign minister Mahmoud Zahar says his organization will accept a 'Palestinian state' based on the 1967 borders... for now (Hat Tip: Stephen D).
Hamas would accept a Palestinian state "on any part of Palestine," he said in an interview with Palestinian news agency Ma'an. Hamas has previously said it is willing to temporarily accept a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza. The ultimate goal, however, would be a state of "Palestine in its entirety," Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal told Charlie Rose last year.

At the same time, Zahar said that Hamas would not recognize Israel, because doing so would "cancel the right of the next generation to liberate the land." He added that recognition of Israel could lead to Palestinian refugees losing their right of return.

"What will be the fate of the five million Palestinians in the diaspora?" Zahar asked.

The Hamas leader told the Palestinian news agency that his faction's unity deal with Fatah, which included maintaining a ceasefire with Israel is "part of the resistance, not a cancellation." He added that "a truce is not peace."
And they actually believe that we would agree to this?

But what may be the best part is Zahar's explanation for why Abu Bluff isn't going to be visiting Gaza anytime soon.
Zahar also said that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will not visit Gaza soon. One of the reasons, he said, is that he can not guarantee that "Israel will not send its infiltrators to shoot Abbas" or that some Palestinians may "come out and throw rocks at him."
What could go wrong?

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At 12:18 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

The Palestinians can't live in peace with each other.

Why would any one think they'd live in peace with the dhimmi Jews?

There is zero chance Israel is going to accept a Palestinian ultimatum, even with the backing of the rest of the world.

No one in Israel wants a Palestinian state to emerge, if that state is going to be run by Hamas.

In short, don't look for peace to happen in our lifetime.

At 3:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hamas is treading water--they are not prepared right now for another round of armed confrontation so they are playing these games for whatever advantage it gives them even as they publicly question the value of a unilaterally obtained UN recognition.

At 8:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what. They go to the UN (I remember a group going before them 63 years ago and declared a state, yes?) and declare a state. Who cares if it's viable or not. The next thing is they want to kick out the Jews in Judea and Samaria, they of course for the most part don't move but fight. So then the IDF has to step in, then the newly invented people cry to the UN that the IDF is commiting crimes against humanity. The UN sends in troops to stop those evil Jews.

What we don't get is that the world does not give a damn what we like or don't like. We better start to stand for ourselves because you can be assured the majority of the world does not.


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