Most Palestinians do not want their elected government of terrorists, Hamas, to “recognize” Israel.
Some 66 percent of Palestinians think Hamas should not recognize Israel, said a poll by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR), which questioned more than 1,200 adults in the West Bank and Gaza between Thursday and Saturday.
But the White House doesn’t think the Palestinians are off the hook and sanctions will end against them until their government of terrorists does recognize Israel.
United States President George W. Bush is planning to tell Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that that his country will not recognize any government which will not officially recognize the State of Israel, honor past agreements, and renounce violence and terrorism.
Of course, there is another problem. The US is actually saying that Abbas is a moderate and therefore they are willing to talk to him as he seeks to create a unity government with the terrorist group, Hamas, presumably since he would be the leading voice and conscience of that government. All well and good…until you consider that two things are conspiring against the US here. 1. Abbas belongs to Fatah, which is also a terror group. 2. 60% of Palestinians want to see terror attacks against Israel continued.
A recent survey conducted by Al Najah University in Nablus reveals a dramatic shift in Palestinian public opinion, with support for Hamas waning and Fatah gaining power in the polls.
According to the survey, which polled 1,360 residents in the Palestinian Authority, if elections for the Palestinian parliament were held today, 34.8 percent would vote for Fatah, as opposed to only 18.8 percent who would vote for Hamas.
In addition, over 60% of respondents polled said they support the continuance of terror attacks within Israel.
Oh, the humbling incogruity of it all.
(I wonder how long it’ll take ck to photoshop an image of someone in pirate garb)