Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

If Abbas Embraces Hamas, He Is Walking Away From Peace [Meet the new PLO]
JPost ^ | 22 Dec 2011 | Khaled Abu Toameh & Herb Keinon

Posted on 12/22/2011 2:55:40 PM PST by edpc

Israel slammed the Palestinian deal paving the way for Hamas to join the PLO on Thursday, with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's spokesman Mark Regev saying that if Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas "embraces Hamas, if he walks toward Hamas, he is walking away from peace."

Leaders of several Palestinian groups, including Hamas and Fatah, agreed Thursday to “activate and reconstruct” the PLO so as to allow other non-member parties to join the organization.

Palestinians hailed the agreement as an “historic event” that would mark the beginning of a new era for the Palestinian issue.

The move will pave the way for Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other radical groups to join the PLO, which includes 10 members – the largest being Fatah.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hamas; israel; middleeast; plo
Hamas has said in the past it would agree to a long-term truce with Israel, but remains sworn to its destruction.

Hamas and the PLO have publicly expressed differences on Israel's right to exist. It's doubtful Hamas has had an ephiphany.

1 posted on 12/22/2011 2:55:44 PM PST by edpc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Comment #2 Removed by Moderator

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks edpc.

3 posted on 12/23/2011 3:47:40 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..

Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

4 posted on 12/23/2011 9:24:30 AM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: edpc
Soooo, Abbas soon forgets this thisdebacle as hatred for Israel overwhelms the arab mind for any eaceful solution. I fear some of these folks are possessed by a demon of pure evil.

Merry Christymas and Happy Hannukah to all.Pray for peace and a silent night.

5 posted on 12/24/2011 7:49:12 AM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, "...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson