Wednesday, December 17, 2003

In case you were in any doubt about Hamas

Hamas is not fighting for Pal independence and has no interest in any lasting peace. It's committed to the destruction of the state of Israel. Period.

'By Nidal al-Mughrabi
GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian militants Wednesday rebuffed fresh overtures from Egyptian mediators to halt all attacks against Israelis as part of a proposed cease-fire aimed at reviving a U.S.-backed 'road map' to peace.


Palestinian officials said the Egyptians had pledges from the United States that it would pressure its ally Israel to pull back from Palestinian cities in return for a complete truce by groups that have led a suicide-bombing campaign.

But senior Islamic Jihad official Mohammed al-Hindi said the faction was opposed to the proposals after a second day of talks in Gaza with the Egyptians, who failed to secure a cease-fire at talks in Cairo earlier this month.

'The position of Islamic Jihad is clear and it has remained unchanged,' al-Hindi said. Islamic Jihad and the militant Islamic group Hamas, which has staked out a similar stance, are both committed to the destruction of the state of Israel.'

Delusional leftists are incapable of assimilating this but the rest of you might want to take note. "

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