Hamas still terrorizing Israel after 'unity' deal

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)

Palestinian conflict in IsraelThe “unity deal” reached in Cairo earlier this month in an effort to reconcile the conflict between two rivaling Palestinian terrorist groups has left Hamas free and clear to continue its mission to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth.

Besides being a so-called attempt to bring about a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, the unity deal also served to resurface the atrocities Hamas has inflicted upon the other major Islamic terrorist organization operating from within Israel’s borders.

“[The unity deal] brought back disturbing memories from June 2007, when news outlets broadcast gruesome video of Hamas fighters throwing Fatah members from rooftops to their death in the Gaza City,” CBN News reported. “Since then, Hamas has controlled Gaza, while the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority {PA) remained in charge of the population in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria).”

Operation annihilate Israel

Since Hamas was established in the 1980s, it has clashed with Fatah, with the conflict escalating after Hamas came out victorious in Palestinian legislative elections in 2006. Yet with the new deal, it is contended that Hamas got away with making no concessions in its declaration to annihilate Israel.

“The ‘reconciliation’ agreement has received international praise for providing a possible new spark to the languishing peace process between Israel and the Palestinians,” CBN News’ John Waage informed from the Christian news agency’s Jerusalem Bureau. “But there's at least one catch – Hamas has never changed its charter calling for the destruction of Israel. It is unsurprising then that Jerusalem refuses to negotiate with the new entity.”

In fact, the internationally recognized Islamic terrorist group has only been called to make one minor concession.

“Under the terms of the Palestinian unity deal, Hamas must only give up its leadership in the Gaza Strip,” the Middle East correspondent pointed out. “It does not have to abandon its larger goal – stated in the Hamas charter – which is to erase the ‘Zionist enterprise’ – Israel – from the face of the Earth.”

Gatestone Institute’s Bassam Tawil – a Palestinian Muslim journalist – stressed that the accord lauded by many in the global community is utterly meaningless in actuality.

"Those who think that the new 'reconciliation' accord will have a moderating effect of Hamas are both blind and deaf to what Hamas has been stating both before and after the agreement,” Tawil insisted, according to CBN News. “One has to give Hamas credit for being clear, honest and consistent about its goal of destroying Israel."

No part of it …

The Jewish State was not fooled by the accord, either – demanding that Hamas cease its endless assault on Israel.

“The Israeli government has said it will not enter negotiations with a Palestinian unity government unless Hamas recognizes Israel, stops its terrorist activities and disarms,” Waage announced. “Israel also wants the bodies of Israeli soldiers and civilians being held by Hamas returned to Israel, and full Palestinian Authority control of the Gaza Strip, including border checkpoints and smuggling tunnels.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent the clear message that if the Hamas militant group plays any part in the emerging Palestinian unity government, absolutely no diplomatic talks will take place. His security cabinet released a statement late Tuesday dictating a series of conditions that have placed a strain on the Egypt-sponsored attempt to end the decade-long split between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abba’s Fatah movement that rules the West Bank and the Gaza-ruling Hamas.

“Following previous decisions, the Israeli government will not hold political talks with a Palestinian government that is supported by Hamas – a terror organization calling for the destruction of Israel,” the statement reads, according to The Guardian.

Backing Israel’s stance 100 percent, the Trump administration issued a statement Thursday via its foreign diplomat Jason Greenblatt, who insisted that the Palestinian Authority – not Hamas – assume authority in Gaza.

“[It was essential that the PA was able to] assume full, genuine, and unhindered civil and security responsibilities in Gaza [and that the humanitarian situation there was improved],” Greenblatt stated, according to BBC.

It was also stressed by the envoy that Hamas cease and desist its terrorist onslaught on Israeli citizens and soldiers.

"Any Palestinian government must unambiguously and explicitly commit to non-violence, recognize the State of Israel, accept previous agreements and obligations between the parties – including to disarm terrorists – and commit to peaceful negotiations," Greenblatt continued. "If Hamas is to play any role in a Palestinian government, it must accept these basic requirements."

These conditions were not well-received by Bassem Naim, a senior Hamas official.

"This is blatant interference in Palestinian affairs because it is the right of our people to choose its government according to their supreme strategic interests," Naim told the AFP news agency.

Israel’s call for Hamas to end its jihadist assault on the Israeli people is expected to fall upon deaf ears.

“Hamas has no intention of meeting such demands – nor is it likely to dismantle its 25,000-man security force in place throughout Palestinian cities and towns in the West Bank and Gaza,” Waage noted. “But if this latest attempt at unity fails, Hamas is in position to benefit. It is the faction with the clearer message.”

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