Skip to comments.Hamas lawmakers say will not recognize Israel, hold talks
Posted on 02/26/2006 8:42:19 PM PST by Esther Ruth
Last update - 01:05 27/02/2006
Hamas lawmakers say will not recognize Israel, hold talks
By Haaretz Service and agencies
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan - Two Hamas lawmakers on Sunday dismissed any future peace talks with Israel, calling past negotiations "a failed experiment" and said Arab nations had rejected U.S. pressure to force the militant Palestinian movement to moderate.
Hamas leaders Mahmoud Zahar and Saeed Syiam made the comments during a gathering of Arab parliamentarians on the Jordanian shore of the Dead Sea.
Speaking to The Associated Press on the sidelines of the conference, Zahar asserted that Hamas' recent upset victory in last month's legislative elections strengthened its hardline stand.
"We don't consider the Israeli enemy a partner. By winning the elections, we defeated Israel," he said. "Why should we recognize Israel? Pressure is coming from the United States on us, not from Arab countries."
He said negotiations between the previous Palestinian government and Israel "a failed experience that would not be repeated."
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The Terrorist Socialist Governing Body That Couldn't SHoot Straight
They haven't figured out yet which stance will get them the most $$$ from other governments...
Good cop, bad cop.
Its deliberate, good cop, bad cop. See Iran for an assiduous practitioner of this sort of thing.
You will shortly see some analysis of "moderates" vs "hard liners", and how the latter should be assisted.
Fatah was doing the same thing.
We won't....we will.....we won't.....we will if you give us all the land you have left.....we won't......
When dealing with terrorists, shoot them one at a time or in lots until you find some who are willing to be reasonable.
(And they make it easy by trying to kill us, removing all moral qualms about shooting them.)
Fine, let the Arab countries send them money then, instead of the US. Yesterday, Hamas said they would recognize Israel under certain conditions, which they know that Israel will NEVER agree to so today they have reversed their decision.
It's too bad that the US has decided to continue making payments to the Palestinians. Bush promised that any nation that harbored terrorists would be our enemy. He's supposed to be a man of his word, so why is he kissing up to them?
So...we're getting back fifty mill and not giving once cent more...right? Oh. Well, I didn't really think so.
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