According to sources, who requested anonymity told the "Gazette" that Rice "praised" Hamas' stance on the truce with Israel in the Gaza Strip and of the rocket launchers in the direction of Israeli cities and towns, pointing out that they stressed that "the current U.S. administration is seeking to reassure Hamas [that they are no longer seeking to] send Arab forces to the Gaza Strip" and that "the United States became convinced of the futility of this step in light of the continued commitment of Hamas to control the security situation in the sector and ensure the continuation of the truce with Israel and the prosecution of the rocket launchers".I don't know if this is true (I think the newspaper is a Kuwaiti newspaper which has written some unverifiable things in the past and no other media is picking up this story) but if it is, you read it here first!
The sources refused to disclose the form of the message sent by Rice, whether oral or in writing, saying that "Hamas leaders are praising dearly this message and they consider it as a pivotal turning point in the history of the relationship between the United States and Hamas."
Sunday, October 12, 2008
- Sunday, October 12, 2008
- Elder of Ziyon
Firas Press quotes another news source, which I believe has not been very reliable in the past, as saying that Condoleeza Rice sent a message to Hamas through Syria thanking them for maintaining the "calm" in Gaza: