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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Hamas: "Gov't Will Support Resistance"

From the webpage of the Al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas "military wing"):
The Palestinian new government will continue to support "resistance," according to excerpts from the new government's platform.

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh agreed Wednesday on the make-up of the new government, ending weeks of arguments over the candidate for the powerful interior ministry post.

Our Sources reported that the new platform states that, "The government confirms that the resistance is a legitimate right for the Palestinian people."

It goes onto say that, "halting resistance depends on ending the occupation and achieving freedom and the right of return and independence."

The new government also recognizes that "the key to security and stability in the region is in the ending of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, recognition of the right to Palestinian self-determination."

Thus, the statement confirmed, "the government will work with the international community to end the occupation, and to return the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people."

The government "holds fast to the rights of Palestinian refugees, and the right of return of Palestinian refugees to their land and belongings."
So not only did Hamas completely win in its vision of how the PA should be run, they are bragging about how they can continue terror attacks according to this document.

Stupidly, the Deutche Press Agency backgrounder on this agreement says:
- Section I, clause 4, says the government 'holds on to the right of refugees to return to their land and property.'

The phrase leaves out whether that should be to all of British mandatory Palestine, including what is now Israel, or to a future Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza only.
As if that is even in doubt.