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Originally posted by maldives01
This quotes a guy who is Professor of History at the University of Jerusalem.
Quite unexpectedly, Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered Sheik Ahmed Yassin to be released from prison ("on humanitarian grounds") where he was serving a life sentence [...] Prime Minister Netanyahu allowed him to return to Gaza, where he was welcomed triumphantly as a hero in October 1997.
In September 25, 1997,
Israeli Mossad agents tried to poison him [Khaled Mashal].
He would have died, but the Mossad agents were captured and provoked a crisis in Israeli-Jordan relations. King Hussein insisted that Israel send the antidote to save Mashal's life.
Israel agreed and the two agents were later released in a prisoner exchange in which Israel released Sheikh Ahmed Yassin from jail.
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
Sub, you miss the point that Hamas is a TERRORIST organization, demanding the destruction of Israel.
Speaking of fog. You seem to miss the point.
Top Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar told CNN that a "long-term hudna or long-term truce" is possible. He would not commit to negotiating with Israel and would not say whether recognizing Israel's existence is a long-term possibility.
The conditions included Israel's retreating to its pre-1967 borders and releasing Palestinian prisoners.
Zahar told CNN if Israel "is ready to give us the national demand to withdraw from the occupied area (in) '67; to release our detainees; to stop their aggression; to make geographic link between Gaza Strip and West Bank, at that time, with assurance from other sides, we are going to accept to establish our independent state at that time, and give us one or two, 10, 15 years time in order to see what is the real intention of Israel after that."
"We can accept to establish our independent state on the area occupied (in) '67," he said. Israel took control of the West Bank and Gaza in the Six-Day War of 1967.
Key conditions could allow Palestinians to give a "long-term hudna or long-term truce," and "after that, let time heal," he said.
Hamas: Ceasefire for return to 1967 border
Originally posted by deltaboy
ArchAngel, you look at your own source and the Hamas don't say they will recognize Israel. Its a fact that they want to destroy Israel. So theres no point giving in to Hamas.
Hamas has said they might not ever recognize Israel. Arch, are you actually suggesting that Israel give in to all of Hamas' requests when they don't offer anything back in return?
Originally posted by Djarums
I'd like to make a little clarification here.
It's difficult to tell whether the above picture (which I have since removed) was posted by accident (due to image link problems) or intentionally.
See, some sites don't let you paste image links because of what it does to their limited bandwidth, and they replace those with offensive photos to "slap back" at the person doing it.
That said, you are responsible for what you post.
ATS is well programmed. After you post, you're taken to your post to see that everything looks right. If it doesn't, EDIT it.
The posting of pornographic materials on AboveTopSecret.com (which is viewable by members of all ages) will be met with an immediate removal of posting priveleges. Is that clear?
You may now return to your regularly scheduled topic.
[edit on 2-16-2006 by Djarums]
Originally posted by Submersible
Pornographic material ?
It's an image of 4 of the thousands of 'smoke stacks' that are filling our lungs , what's the problem with that MODERATOR ?
Israel and Hamas Quietly Do Business
As the Palestinian militant group Hamas prepares to assume control of the Palestinian Authority, BBC Middle East correspondent James Reynolds visits the West Bank town of Qalqilya, where Hamas officials and Israeli civil servants are already working together.
Israel says it will not deal with a Hamas-led Palestinian Authority.
It has threatened to make life difficult - perhaps unworkable - for a Hamas government.
But, Israel has not shut down the Hamas-run municipality in Qalqilya. Quietly, it has let the acting mayor get on with his job.
The town still gets its electricity. The fact that you can switch on a light bulb in Qalqilya shows that at the most basic level there is some degree of understanding between the two enemies.
Originally posted by Beachcoma
Did you guys read this piece of news?
The town still gets its electricity.
Originally posted by Beachcoma
Why can't the top leaders be nice to each other?
Hamas working on 'new charter'
At closed meetings in hotel suites in Beirut and Damascus, Hamas has been developing a new charter that is designed to showcase a more moderate and non anti-Semitic face, one of those advising on its content has told The Jerusalem Post.
Yet this new document, acknowledged Dr. Azzam Tamimi, 51, the Hebron-born director of the Institute of Islamic Political Thought in London, would still call for an end to the Jewish state and the creation of a Palestinian state on all of mandatory Palestine.
Originally posted by Beachcoma
Frankly I don't know much about the issue.
Dichter compares Hamas charter to Mein Kampf
Dichter said: “I was surprised by the cheer number of people who are not familiar with Hamas’s charter.
The charter is not only against Israel, but against the Jewish people.
The clause ‘The Tree and the Rock’ states that should the last Jew hide on a tree or behind a rock, the tree or the rock should call the closest Muslim and say, ‘come, Muslim, kill the Jew.’
The charter is fundamentally anti-Jewish, exactly like Hitler’s Mein Kampf.”
Dichter added: “Israel warned clearly that Hamas is tainting the Palestinian Authority with the colors of terror. Hamas was asked to accept three conditions to change its position from an enemy to something else:
respecting all agreements
scrapping Hamas’s 1988 charter.”
All property and interests in property of the following entity, wherever located, are blocked pending investigation pursuant to Section 106 of the U.S.A. Patriot Act of 2001, 107 Public Law 56 (October 26, 2001). Although the entity is not now an "[SDGT]," its name has been integrated into OFAC's SDN list with the descriptor "[BPI-PA]" to indicate that all of its property and interests in property are currently blocked:
KINDHEARTS FOR CHARITABLE HUMANITARIAN DEVELOPMENT, INC. , P.O. Box 1248, Gaza, Palestinian; P.O. Box 23310, Toledo, OH 43623; 3450 West Central Avenue, #366, Toledo, OH 43606; Ramallah, West Bank, Palestinian; Jenin, West Bank, Palestinian; Mar Elyas Street, Hiba Center, 1st Floor, Beirut, Lebanon; Pakistan [BPI-PA]