You see, Qatar is offering hundreds of millions of dollars worth of construction material for Gaza, and it has arranged for the entry of that material from Israel and Egypt.
There are a lot of unanswered questions from Palestinian people and observers of the affair, especially Hamas and its government in Gaza. The first question: What will Qatar get out of this? Will The Hamas Government be asked to pay a political price for this support?...We must recognize that Hamas welcomes any support provided to the Palestinian people as long as this support is not politicized.... There may be improbable thinking by America and Israel that there may be collusion of Qatar in this context [where construction is conditioned on a truce,] but there Second Party in the equation which is the Palestinian resistance, led by Al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas, and which do not see the resistance as a tactic but as a strategy and the only way to deal with the occupier, and that this reconstruction will not prevent the resistance to respond to any aggression...In other words, don't even dream that Hamas might moderate for the better good for Gazan citizens. Let Qatar build all they want, but if Hamas feels it needs to attack Israel, and Israel invades and destroys the buildings in reaction - it isn't Hamas' fault.
Don't tell Karl Vick. He is certain that Hamas is moderating, and he's said so for years. And this op-ed proves that Hamas would rather choose terror than act the way he claims they are already acting, even if paid hundreds of millions.