Is this the first stage to obtain Western aid?
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, prime minister of the Palestinian government dismissed by President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah, called for renewed talks on Saturday between the factions, Haniyeh’s office said.
Abbas has ruled out any dialogue with Hamas Islamists, whom he accused of trying to assassinate him and of launching a coup in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas has denied Abbas’s allegations and accused him of participating in a U.S.-led plot against its democratically-elected government.
“The way out of the current situation is launching a Palestinian dialogue without pre-conditions,” Haniyeh told the Yemeni president by phone.
Haniyeh said these talks should be held “on the basis of no loser and no winner, and on the basis of no harm to anyone, and on the basis of a national unity government,” according to Haniyeh’s office. [tell that to the dead ].
The United States and Israel wants to isolate Hamas economically, diplomatically and militarily in the Gaza Strip, where the Islamist group seized control just over a week ago.
You can also read the interview with Hamas founder, Mahmoud Zahar: “We will try to form an Islamic society“. Read it all. it’s very important. An excerpt:
SPIEGEL ONLINE: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called this a good moment to push forward with the peace process. Will Gaza and Hamas definitely stay out of any such talks?
Zahar: What kind of peace process is it? There will only be lots of chit-chat. Meanwhile the occupation will continue, and the Israelis will remain here to destroy our lives.
SPIEGEL ONLINE: In the West there is a fear that the Gaza Strip may become a playground for international terrorism. Is this danger real?
Zahar: Our people can’t distinguish between resistance and terrorism. We’re fighting for the liberation of our land from an occupation. When people in Europe had to fight the Nazis, they were honored, later, as freedom fighters. No one would have called Charles de Gaulle a terrorist.
Israel is planning to offer goodwill gestures to Palestinian moderates in the West Bank after the fall of the Gaza Strip to the Islamic militant group Hamas. As Robert Berger reports from VOA’s Jerusalem bureau, the steps will be presented at a four-way Middle East summit next week.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert plans to bring a package of confidence building measures to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas when they hold a summit meeting in Egypt on Monday. Mr. Olmert says Israel wants to strengthen the moderate Abbas government in the West Bank after Hamas seized control of Gaza last week.
“I prefer to see not only the dangers but also the chances, not only the difficulties and there are difficulties, but also how these events can open up new roads for better cooperation and better understanding with many of the Palestinians that live outside of Gaza,” he said.
With the moderate Abbas? It would be more accurate to say he wants to strenghen the government of Abbas, who is the leader of one of the branches of Muslim Brotherhood, about whose project for Islamic domination I wrote here.
And from Teheran Times:
U.S. and Israeli leaders pledged to support the emergency Palestinian cabinet in the West Bank, as Hamas accused the West of playing politics with aid after the Islamist group ousted its rivals from Gaza.
Well, this is the same reasoning Jimmy Carter made some days ago.
Don’t know why…
Visit the Fatah’s torture chambers.h/t Barcepundit. The piles of blood of the floor surrounded by flies, lets us see what was going on there. There is no knowledge about who or when was killed there. Or by whom.
Now, show us also the Hamas’ torture chambers.
UPDATE 2: Hamas menaces [link in Spanish] Abbas to take over West Bank (Cisjordania) also. Mahmoud Zahar in another interview to Turkish newspaper Zaman, has said that “his moverment has no intention of stablishing an Islamic state in Gaza” [See the Der Spiegel interview linked in this post before, to see that he said that “as they do not have now a Government, they are going to build an Islamic society“]. He also asked for Turkey’s mediation in the affair:
“Turkey can help the Palestines nowadays, who had been pushed into a corner by the restrictions on gas, the embargoes and the poverty. Turkey can mediate between the groups in Palestine and prevent the unjust international embargoes against this land”.
We can see the result of the “restrictions on gas, embargoes and poverty” has had in Gaza here…
UDPATE 3: Also read Women Honor Thyself about the transfer of 4 million euros to Palestinian Authority.
UDPATE 4: From esperimento:
C’è da aspettarsi che per mezzo secolo gli arabi si uccideranno a vicenda per vendicarsi di quanto è avvenuto”. Questa frase non è di oggi, anche se molti in Palestina la condividerebbero, ma è stata pronunciata nel 1938 da Raghib Nashashibi, autorevole leader della fazione palestinese moderata Partito della difesa nazionale, antenato diretto di quello di Abu Mazen.
That is: Raghib Nashashibi the leader of the moderate Palestinian faction back in 1938, stated, “We may expect now that for fifty years the Arabs will kill one another to avenge what happened during the disturbances.”
The Zionist movement, accepted not only the principle, but the concrete proposal, totally unfavourable and unfeasible, of a minuscule Israel and that the it would be formed of two different piece of lands, separated between them, with no communication, and surrounded by Arab states.
There was later a terrible revolt,
the first Palestinian civil war, much more ferocious and bloody than what we have seen this week, that went on for 3 years, between 1936 and 1939, alongside with violent actions of Anti-Zionist and Anti-British nature (Palestine was back then under British rule), in a very similar context to the one we are living now (except for the obvious differences of time.
The situation in Gaza has completely changed, according to Abu Saqer, «the Islamic movement has to know everything which is taught in the Christian schools and in the contect of missionary activity… The internet bars, the swimming-pools and the bars should be closed». The attack is particularly hard when confronting against the American Evangelical Missions. In Gaza there are approx. 2000 Christians. In the last months, an Internet bar and a Christian Library has been exploded. The Hamas Chief Mahmud al-Zahar – a probable FM- has accused West because of its idea of liberty which produces “phenomenons as the homosexuality, the unemployment and the AIDS“. Al-Zahar has also remembered the words of the Prince Charles of England, who has appointed Islam and the model of education for children.