Sunday, October 02, 2011

Hamas and Fatah's on-again, off-again talks

Palestine Press Agency reports that the Secretary of the Revolutionary Council of Fatah announced that there would be a meeting between Hamas and Fatah in Cairo in mid-October to discuss reconciliation.

But immediately afterwards, Palestine Today quoted a different Fatah official as denying that here are any planned meetings this month.

This unity thing is really going well. After five months, the two sides still cannot agree on meeting each other.

So the wonderful choices are:

  • A dictatorship where the leader who has gone to years past his term unilaterally makes all the decisions, or
  • A state where the government includes unrepentant terrorists who are sworn to destroy another state.

And the world believes that either of these is preferable to the status quo.