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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

More proof that Hamas is not 'moderating'

In an earlier post, I reported on a claim that Hamas is becoming more 'moderate.' Here's another data point that proves otherwise, at least when it comes to Israel (Hat Tip: Will).
The Palestinian group Hamas said on Wednesday that the first face-to-face meeting in 16 months between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to try to restart stalled peace talks was a “farce” and a “waste of time.”

The talks in Jordan on Tuesday “contradict the hopes and aspirations of our people,” said Fawzi Barhoom, a spokesman for the Islamist group, which rules the Gaza Strip.


Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the Islamist movement was “astonished” that, during the meeting, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat handed the Israelis Palestinian proposals on borders and security, two major sticking points.

Prior to the talks, Hamas called on the Abbas-led Palestinian Authority to shun peace talks with Israel, saying that past negotiations had failed.

Hamas, which won a parliamentary election in 2006, has rejected international demands that it recognize Israel’s right to exist, renounce violence and honour past Israeli-Palestinian agreements.
But that won't stop any Ben Gurion University professors from claiming that Hamas wants to make peace with us. After all, if you want it, it's no dream.

What could go wrong?

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At 12:58 AM, Blogger Droid said...

We do not need to disprove the obvious - the news reports stating that Hamas is moderating are not being written by serious journalists. They are in effect ostracising themselves through their lies. No serious person with a modicum of understanding of the region and it's actors can look at the Hamas charter and look at recent Hamas speeches and say that the genocidal Hitleresque organisation has new spots. Rather than debate this issue, the best course of action is to mock those foolish enough to believe the incompetent journalists and editors pushing this transparent narrative.


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