reply to post by SpeachM1litant
Hamas has overtly hinted that they are prepared to accept a two state solution. They have also openly shown that they are prepared to remove from
their charter that they intend to destroy Israel.
I find it very strange that you're so eager to believe Hamas. Why do you give them the benefit of the doubt? Why don't you assume they are only lying
for political advantage? Imagine. Consider the strategy they might be contemplating by acquiescing to a two state solution.
The real and fundamental issue blocking the way to a two state solution - as everyone knows - is the lack of Palestinian unity. Mahmoud Abbas does not
preside over a unified ideological electorate; they are complete and utter opposites of each other. It isn't the difference between conservatives and
liberals in western countries, in which both have agreed to abide by general formal principles; no, it's the opposite, one advocates a humanist
secular society while the other advocates Shari'a law.
Anyone who cares to be called shrewd would be skeptical of Hamas' sincerity to really work with Fatah in a Palestinian state. Much more likely, what
would happen, is Hamas would be elected "democratically" as they were in Gaza, and would begin to carry out rocket attacks from there.
Israeli's have no insurance of peace as long as Hamas exists.
Consider this hypothetical: Palestine becomes a state with it's capital in East Jerusalem. Hamas gains power; "rogue vigilantes" shoot rockets at
Israel - from the perch of the west bank, which overlooks Israels economic heartland; what does Israel do? Do they complain to the UN? Do they go to
Hamas and say "deal with this"? But even Abu Mazen doesn't even go after Palestinians who commit crimes against Israelis. How could Israel live with
To promote Islamism is to tacitly acknowledge that "yeah, I understand it means the end of Israel". Not only that, but you let Hamas become a player,
and a ruling party in a Palestinian state, you can bet that with Egypt, Tunisia (largest party in parliament is Islamist), and perhaps Syria (if the
Islamists elements succeed in gaining control of the country) - that gives them more than enough confidence and chutzpah to believe they can do what
they want, knowing they have the support of their brother Islamist neighboring countries.
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