Don’t ever say that we at Jewlicious don’t bring you breathtaking and breaking news. Hat tip to Ynetnews.com for this one.
That’s right, that fine
anti-Israel British paper, The Guardian, informs us that Hamas is actually threatening violence againt Israelis.
I know, I know, chances are you have just fainted from the shock and are convinced that the reporter on this article is deserving of a Pulitzer or whatever its European equivalent for digging up this hidden gem of a story.
Hamas declared a ceasefire more than a year ago and has renewed it for another year. But Mahmoud Ramahi, Hamas’s spokesman in the Palestinian parliament, said Palestinians had the right to renew hostilities within the West Bank if the occupation continued, although he ruled out a renewal of suicide attacks within Israel. Such attacks were part of a policy of retaliation for the killing of Palestinian civilians by the Israeli army, a policy which had now ended, he said.
Just so we are clear on this, not only is The Guardian reporting this story under News instead of Humor, but they are actually quoting the justification of suicide bombings as retaliation for killing of Palestinian civilians, a bald-faced lie. Still, the point is that that if one reads the article, Hamas is threatening violence if the “occupation” continues, and is threatening violence if Israel takes unilateral moves to remove itself from most of the West Bank. Also, they don’t recognize Israel but that’s not an issue, they say, because Mahmoud Abbas is able to talk to Israel and therefore can negotiate for the Palestinians even if the party in charge of the government won’t even recognize them.
It all makes sense now.