Thursday, November 24, 2011

Hamas reiterates: It will continue to fight Israel, unity or not

Salah Bardawil, a member of Hamas' political bureau who helped arrange today's much heralded "unity" meeting with Mahmoud Abbas in Cairo, has reiterated that no matter what, Hamas is not changing its attitudes towards Israel.

He said that that Hamas' attitude towards Israel is "fixed and will not change," emphasizing that Hamas will remain an enemy and will never recognize it, and will never give up on these principles.

Bardawil further said that Hamas does not require any approval from Israel, which will remain an enemy, and that the resistance will continue until the liberation of Palestinian land.

Just in case you think that "resistance" means anything other than violence, the newspaper illustrates the concept this way:

Hamas habitually refers to all of Israel as "occupied," a distinction lost on most credulous Western reporters who erupt every few months in waves of self-congratulatory ecstasy when Hamas says that they want an end of "occupation."