I think it is fair to take a moment to examine Hamas at this point. They are now the legally elected representatives (or controlling power) of the
so-called Palestinian peoples. Hamas is a legal political entity on the world stage, and what they say must now be taken at face value
that being said, here are a few highlights from the Charter of Hamas, more properly known as "The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement":
"Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it."
"The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement
Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. "
"There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of
time and vain endeavors
"After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates. When they will have digested the region they overtook, they will
aspire to further expansion, and so on. Their plan is embodied in the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion", and their present conduct is the best proof
of what we are saying."
The full document can be easily found on the web. Here
is where I found it.
If I am the average Israeli citizen, even those most pro-Palestine left winger, I must now believe that the majority of Palestinians have chosen to
embark upon the path of destruction against me. All the concessions, all the troop withdrawals, all the dismantled settlements - its all for naught.
Hamas has truely bedeviled the Palestinian peoples. One has to wonder how can so many people be blinded by so much hate.
From this point forward, Hamas had better be very careful as to what it says. Since they are a duly-elected government, they can no longer make wild
threats infused with rhetoric, and not expect there to be consequences. And since it is a self-proclaimed terrorist organization, I wonder which of
them will be brave enough to step out into the light and put a face of this organization of death?