Thursday, October 20, 2005

Bush Calls For Peace; Hamas Takes Offense

Hamas has accused U.S. President George W. Bush of trying to bring war among Palestinians on Thursday for urging Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to confront and dismantle armed factions.

Bush made the call after a meeting with Abbas at the White House to try to advance a long-stalled "“Road map"” for peace with Israel following last month'’s Israeli withdrawal from Gaza.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said Bush was making a "New American attempt to put pressure on the Palestinian Authority in order to create internal Palestinian strife and weaken the factions of resistance."
From the Hamas dictionary: Resistance=the destruction of Israel.