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Hope for Peace in Palestine

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posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 10:56 PM
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The Palestinian factions are moving closer and closer to an agreement that could mean the first real possibility for peace in an otherwise historically war torn area. In an accord that has the potential of uniting the several factions within the Palestinian Government, a tentative political program has been tabled that holds hope for a solution.
 



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GAZA, Sept. 11 — The Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, said today that he had reached a tentative agreement with Hamas to form a national unity government in an attempt to the end the international isolation and the cutoff in Western assistance.
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“We have finalized the elements of the political agenda of the national unity government,” Mr. Abbas said in his speech. “Hopefully, in the coming days we will begin forming the government of national unity.”
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“We’re trying to make a balance between the requirements of the international community and Palestinian factions,” Mr. Hamad said. “For everyone to sit at the same table won’t be easy, but we need to do this. We hope it will break the international siege and minimize the tensions on the street.”


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This is real progress and an indication that peace may in fact be possible. To imagine the several extremely differing factions that make up the current body of the Palestinian Government could sit together and form a coalition is direct evidence of potential peace in the region.

A conceivable handicap to the process is that the formation of the coalition is directly tied to the release of funds being held by the United States, Israel and the European Union. This may be offset by an admission from Hamas that they would in fact consider a long term truce with Israel. Though not directly asserting that Hamas would "recognize" Israel, this is certainly a step in the right direction.

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posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 08:35 PM
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Why would the further legitimization of Hamas result in, of all things, peace???



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 09:51 PM
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I think that Hamas is such a large and essentially powerful element in their life and politics, that any move towards peace must involve them in a very significant way.

If they can be brought around to a "truce" with Israel, then perhaps it is not so very long before they officially recognize them??


Semper



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 10:17 PM
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Didn't they call eight months of quassam shelling a truce before?

The issue is, of course, can Hamas reign in its wayward militants, and prevent them from causing the kind of retaliation that started this whole mess to begin with.

De



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 10:55 PM
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Yes,

Yet where there is life, there is hope.

Peace must have a chance, and in order to get that chance it must be nurtured and watered with the hope of all people. So I hope and continue to hold my glass half full.

Semper



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