Hamas: Israel Has the Right to Exist

Quite an interesting development, as reported in the Jerusalem Post:

Hamas has accepted Israel's right to exist and would be prepared to nullify its charter, which calls for the destruction of Israel, Aziz Dwaik, Hamas's most senior representative in the West Bank, said on Wednesday...

Asked whether he might be condemned as naïve for believing Hamas, Abrahams said, "People might say that I'm naïve, so let them. But I'm prepared to give them [Hamas] a chance because I've got faith and confidence in Dwaik and Haniyeh. We can't allow 1.5 million to be festering in the Gaza Strip while the majority of them are good and well-educated."

Abrahams said that his decision to engage Hamas was aimed at "preventing bloodshed on both sides." He said he was encouraged by the massive support he found among the Jewish community in Britain for the idea of talking to Hamas.

"I recently published an article in the Jewish Chronicle to test the temperature of the water within the Jewish community about Hamas," he said. "I found a lot of support among Jews for dealing with Hamas and I was pleasantly surprised."

How much can one trust Hamas? Probably as far as you can throw them. Still, it appears, at least, to be a step in the right direction. The majority, vast majority of Muslims are kind, educated people. It is a shame so many of the radicals have risen to power and defame the name of all the rest.



Francis W. Porretto said...

Let them hold a plebiscite in which they openly repudiate their charter. With international inspectors watching. Then I might grant HAMAS a smidgen of credence.

RIP said...

HAMAS cannot be trusted!

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