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You’ll recall that Hamas joined forces with its political enemy the Palestinian Authority in May, although they have yet to form a government. Word was that the stumbling block was the PA’s insistence on retaining Salam Fayyad as prime minister, a choice Hamas flatly rejects. But that’s the least of it.
Mahmoud al-Zahar, a prominent Hamas figure in Gaza, has publicly denounced the PA’s plan to declare statehood at the UN, together with its implied acceptance of the right of Israel to continue to exist beside it:
Just nonsense….a political scam…We are not going to recognize Israel. That is very simple. And we are not going to accept Israel as the owner of one square centimeter because it is a fabricated state.
As I’ve said many times before, I never feel more secure than when our enemies speak the absolute truth about their beliefs. Keep talking, Mahmoud. Not enough people are listening.