Anyone who truly understands the dynamics of Palestines politics will end up coming to the same conclusion, albeit, one unpopular to ignorant
supporters of a two state solution.
Let me frame it this way: Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt are all controlled by an Islamist majority in their parliaments. This represents a
fundamental change in the direction of the Arab world, particularly in its ability to make peace with israel.
As my earlier thread argued, Hamas can never be a peace partner, not when it says "The West Bank, Gaza, the 1948 territories [Israel] — these are
Palestinian lands, they are all Palestine. Not one part will be separated from any other part. Gaza and the West Bank cannot surrender Haifa, Jaffa,
Beersheba, and Safed [all Israeli cities]."
This makes Hamas virtually out of the question. But...wait a moment, Hamas and Fatah seek, albeit, in a tentative form, a unity government.
Now again, the Islamist movement unequivocally opposes Israel's EXISTENCE. Not any notion of occupation, as Mashaal made so clear for us western
audiences. Yet, despite this sordid betrayal of any notion of peace, Hamas has been gaining support in the Islamic world. In addition to Iran, Saudi
Arabia, Egypt, and other state actors, Hamas is now receiving funds from
. In short, the
Muslim world seeks to facilitate Israels destruction, not peace. Acknowledging Hamas advances Hamas' agenda against Israel, and so, against the
concept of peace.
The Islamic world is also turning towards an Islamic form of governance. From Morocco, Libya, Tunisia and Egypt, Islamists are now the main party in
control of the government. In Syria, Islamists from the Free Syrian Army are gaining steam, and could oust Assad as soon as April. Lebanon's sectarian
struggles will undoubtedly finish in armed conflict between Shi'ite and Sunni Militants...No doubt leaving the Christians out of the picture.
In short, Hamas is the most popular party in Palestine. It received 60+ % of the vote in the 2006 legislative elections. Thus, anyone pursuant of a
two state solution, pretty much agrees with where that will end up for Israel. The 'rigors" of occupation - in which Israel really only occupies 4 %
of the west bank, 96% being administered and policed by the PA - would be traded for a 2nd holocaust against the Jews.
This is pretty much the only rational and probable outcome of Hamas' executive rhetoric and it's unyielding support by Egypt and other Islamic
countries. While we in the west (to my surprise) are beginning to speak candidly about what Hamas is all about, and what they ultimately intend, the
Arabs (and Muslims at large) go on about treading their own path, ignoring world opinion.
If peace is made with Fatah, Hamas will inherit the newly found government. Hamas has a larger grassroots support amongst Palestinians than Fatah.
Hamas would have a majority government. A party which has repeated it's stated goals of "eliminating the Zionist entity" intimates genocide by such
calls, yet very few people - at least at this site - have the moral audacity to confront this situation.
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