Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Hamas

Is it possible for Israelis and Palestinians to live side-by-side in peace? Maybe, but not if Hamas has anything to do with it. Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar spoke to an Italian newspaper earlier this week:
Hamas would "definitely not" be prepared for coexistence with Israel should the IDF retreat to its 1967 borders. "It can be a temporary solution, for a maximum of 5 to 10 years. But in the end Palestine must return to become Muslim, and in the long term Israel will disappear from the face of the earth."
What else does anyone need to know about Hamas? It's very simple.

P.S. I don't expect to see Reuters or AP picking up this story.