Saturday, November 25, 2006

Palestinians Promise War

Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal has promised Israel a renewal of their war with Israel if Israel fails to bargain with Hamas. Now why would he want to negotiate with a country he doesn't recognize for agreements he does not intend to keep?

Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal said Saturday his group was willing to give peace negotiations six months to reach an agreement for a Palestinian state in Gaza and the West Bank, but threatened a new uprising if talks fail.

Mashaal was meeting with Egyptian officials who have been acting as intermediaries on the crisis over Israeli Cpl. Gilad Shalit and the formation of a Palestinian unity government by Hamas and its rival Fatah party.

"We give six months to open real political horizons ... we agreed on the national accord to establish a Palestinian state, with the June 4, 1967 borders," he said. "They have to seize this opportunity.

He warned that if an agreement is not reached within that time, "Hamas will become stronger and the resistance will resume ... and will go on with a third uprising."
I think he means that without an agreement or a war Hamas will become weaker.


israeli north said...

"a third intifada" ?
When did the second one end?
When Arabs make insane threats it usually means they got nothin.

A bearded enemy.
A mustached defence minister.
A hairless prime minister.

(I was gonna use "bald" but "hairless" seems more fitting).

Anonymous said...

I dont see it this way.
I see this Hamas peace offer and the intifada as a way to giving europeans a pretense to put more pressure over Israel.

linearthinker said...

For anonymous:

I'm tempted to ask since when (lately) have they needed a pretense?

For israeli north:

A bearded enemy.
A mustached defence minister.
A hairless p.m.

...preserves the 5-7-5 rhythm without losing the nuance.

Just a you got me started...


Naked in repose
Silvery silhouette girls
Adorn my mudflaps

(From redneck haiku by Iowahawk.)

israeli north said...

The redneck Haikus are great.