Skip to comments.PA Foreign Minister: ‘No Place’ for Israel on Middle East Map
Posted on 04/02/2006 8:11:09 AM PDT by Nachum
The Palestinian Authoritys new foreign minister, Mahmoud Al-Zahar of the Hamas told Xinhua, Chinas official news agency, that he envisions a map of the Middle East that does not have Israel on it.
Al-Zahar, who took office last week with the swearing in of the PAs new Hamas government, said, "I dream of hanging a huge map of the world on the wall at my Gaza home which does not show Israel on it."
Al-Zahars statement echoes that of Iranian Prime Minister Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in which he vowed to wipe Israel off the map.
"I hope to have our independent state on all historic Palestine (including Israel)," he said.
The Hamas leader said he was confident his dream would ultimately turn into a reality because there is no place for the state of Israel on this land.
Al-Zahar emphasized that the Hamas opposed any negotiations with the Jewish state, and said the new PA government will reconsider all the previous agreements made between the PA and Israel, claiming those agreements were destroyed by Israel. Do you want us to repeat the same experience? he asked the interviewer.
"Israel wants to negotiate only for the sake of negotiations, but on the ground, it expands settlements and continues building the separation fence on the Palestinian territories," he said.
"Israel doesn't want peace nor does it have any peace project. Therefore, we should not cheat our people and tell them that there will be negotiations," he added.
Al-Zahar was pessimistic regarding the possibility of eventually accepting some form of two-state solution to the conflict with Israel, which might at least form the basis for a long-term cease-fire.
"I want to ask, does Israel believe in the idea of two states?" he said. "Israel is deceiving the international community and it actually wants only a Jewish state and it just hopes to see the Palestinians have an autonomous regime."
Al-Zahar said the new Hamas cabinet might allow contacts with Israelis on certain occasions, as necessary for the day-to-day affairs of the Arab population it rules, but would not allow talks on the political level.
The Bush Administration, with the backing of the Quartet (the European Union, the UN, the U.S. and Russia), has been promoting a peace plan, called the road map which provides for establishing a peaceful Palestinian state living alongside Israel, as a means for resolving the Arab- Israeli dispute.
The U.S. had hoped to implement the road map with a PA government led by Fatah, the party of ruling PA head Mahmoud Abbas, which was more amenable to reaching a territorial compromise with Israel.
One of the conditions for implementing the road map was disarming the various Arab terrorist factions, including Hamas, which periodically launch deadly strikes at Israel from PA controlled territory. Al-Zahar said he opposed disarming Izzadin al-Qassam, the military wing of the Hamas, insisting the new Hamas government would continue supporting terrorist attacks against Israel.
"Why should we disarm while the Palestinian territories are still occupied? The people should defend themselves," he said.
Since the inauguration of the Hamas government, the United States has cut off funds to the PA, and curtailed diplomatic contacts with Hamas PA officials.
The Hamas, an Arab terror organization dedicated to Israels destruction, unexpectedly won a landside victory in PA parliamentary elections held in January.
Despite Hamas role in the murder of hundreds of Israelis since the signing of the Oslo accords in 1993, Al-Zahar said his organization does not hate Jews. He said Jews as well as Christians would still be able to live in the holy land, but only under the sovereignty of an Islamic state.
Next we should try to make Saudi Arabia a democracy. Maybe a Wahabi terrorist supporting organization can take power there. (sarcasm)
Egypt - Terrorists are the winners in the democratic elections. The Muslim Brotherhood won a majority of races.
Iran - Ahmadinejad became the president of Iran through elections.
PA Foreign Minister: No Place for Israel on Middle East Map
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"The Palestinian Authoritys new foreign minister, Mahmoud Al-Zahar of the Hamas told Xinhua, Chinas official news agency, that he envisions a map of the Middle East that does not have Israel on it."
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"Al-Zahar, who took office last week with the swearing in of the PAs new Hamas government, said, "I dream of hanging a huge map of the world on the wall at my Gaza home which does not show Israel on it."
Now that he mentions it, I'd like to have a photo on my wall here in Phoenix of this cretin's home in Gaza after it was hit by a thermobaric bomb.
"A true philistine."
SMELLS LIKE AMALEK.
Is this the monster Clinton wants to shake hands with?
Shades of Iran... this is a damning quote. I already forwarded it to Drudge and LGF - please make sure this quote sees the light of the day via the blogosphere!
Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahmoud al-Zahar: "I dreams of hanging a huge map of the world on the wall at my Gaza home which does not show Israel on it," he said. "I hope that our dream to have our independent state on all historic Palestine (including Israel).
Palesimians are like excrement. Their only benefit would be derived from their removal..
" Palesimians are like excrement. Their only benefit would be derived from their removal.."
That's a vast overgeneralization. I would be more specific, IE referring to islamist palestinian irredentists.
Of course, the only Palestinian Arabs I know live here in Phoenix, they're a family of entrepreneurs, send their kids to Catholic school, and I have a business relationship with one of them.
Worse than a Philistine. His map of the world would not have a United States either.
I should have said palesimian adherents of TROP, that leaves a dozen muzzie exceptions..
Even excrement makes good fertilizer.
Indeed it does. The rest can be planted like onions with their heads in the ground!