Their true goals
A senior Hamas official gave a very interesting interview to an Italian journalist.
By Dian Bahur-Nir and Ali Waked
Hamas will not compromise on one inch of Greater Palestine, Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar told an Italian newspaper earlier this week.
Speaking to the Corriere Della Sera newspaper, al-Zahar said Hamas would "definitely not" be prepared for coexistence with Israel should the IDF retreat to its 1967 borders.
"It can be a temporary solution, for a maximum of 5 to 10 years. But in the end Palestine must return to become Muslim, and in the long term Israel will disappear from the face of the earth."
Go to hell
Asked about Hamas's intentions to carry out terror attacks in coordination with the disengagement plan, al-Zahar said Hamas has already promised not to initiate violence, and that the group's actions would be in response to Israeli actions.
"We won't disrupt the Israeli withdrawal, let them get out of here and go to hell," he said. "The problem will be afterwards, because in the hearts of every Palestinian, the liberation of Gaza must be accompanied by the liberation of Jerusalem and the West Bank."
Al-Zahar said the London bombings, whiched occured during the interview, are to be expected in countries that support the United States.
"It's no wonder today they have found terror attacks in their home," he said. "I am opposed to attacks against civilians, whoever they are, but why not tell it like it is - if the British soldiers were not in Baghdad and Bazra – there would be mercy for London today."
What Mr. Al-Zahar says don't surprise me. Arab leaders have too much at stake politically to compromise with Israel. If they don't have this issue to fuel the masses, what will they have but their corrupt regimes?
Another reason is, something I read written by Henry Kissinger a few years back. In his book "Does America need a foreign policy?", Dr. Kissinger recalled talking to a senior Palestine official who said he considered his home to be Jaffa(Tel-Aviv). That's the Palestinians, Hammas, etc true goal. Not compromise with Israel, but the destruction of the Jewish state. Unless there is a radical change in the thinking of most Arab politicians, peace won't ever happen in that part of the world.
Hat tip- Kobayashi Maru