Nimr Hamad, a spokesman for PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas, stated Thursday that the new Hamas-Fatah unity government and its newly-released platform accurately represent all Palestinian Arabs, and if Israel refuses to make peace with that government then it refuses to make peace with the “Palestinians” in general.
He is absolutely right.
The new government and its platform do in fact accurately represent the vast majority of Palestinian Arabs.
Most “Palestinians” support the use of terrorist violence against Israeli Jews, be they soldiers or unarmed men, women and children.
Most “Palestinians” do not recognize Israel’s right to exist as the only Jewish state on earth.
And most “Palestinians” hold absolutely firm to the unacceptable demand that Israel open its borders to millions of foreign-born Arabs who claim to be “Palestinian refugees,” thus inviting the demographic demise of the Jewish state.
Hamas’ landslide electoral victory, scores of opinion polls conducted since, and now Fatah spokesman Nimr Hamad confirm all of this to be true.
And if it’s true, then why in the world should Israel view any of the “Palestinians” as viable peace partners?
How can you view a group of people who hope for your destruction and back any violent measures that may bring it about as peace partners?
Did America and Britain view Nazi Germany as a peace partner? At first they did, to the great detriment of the entire world. Then they learned their lesson, and realized that only after being crushed, defeated and reeducated could the Germans be true peace partners.
Likud lawmaker Yisrael Katz said that Israel should respond to the new terror-supporting government and the fact that its hostile platform does represent all “Palestinians” – including Abbas – by completely severing ties with the Palestinian Authority.
No better advise could be given, lest Ehud Olmert become another Neville Chamberlain.
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