Thursday, August 18, 2005

Hamas Fails to Show Gratitude

Sharon and his moronic Left hear from Hamas --- enjoy 10 minutes of "peace." Virtually all of Israel to be within rocket range in short order.

"Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal declared on Wednesday that the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank marked the beginning of the end of the Zionist dream in Palestine.
Mashaal was speaking to reporters in Beirut and his remarks were broadcast live by a number of major Arab TV satellite stations.
Dubbing the pullout a 'defeat in the face of Palestinian resistance and a significant step with historic dimensions,' Mashaal said that as far as Hamas was concerned, the disengagement marked the beginning of the death of the Zionist dream.
'The resistance and the steadfastness of or people forced the Zionists to withdraw,' he boasted. 'The resistance is capable of ending the Israeli occupation and achieving all our rights. The armed struggle is the only strategy that Hamas possesses.'
Mashaal reiterated his movement's refusal to lay down its weapons, saying Hamas's duty was to defend the Palestinians and help them restore their rights. 'As long as Palestinian lands remain under occupation, Hamas won't law down its weapons,' he stressed.
He said, however, that Hamas was not interested in a confrontation with the Palestinian Authority. 'Hamas is not competing with the Palestinian Authority, but we reject attempts to monopolize power,' he explained.
Mahmoud Zahar, Hamas's overall leader in the Gaza Strip, said in an interview published on Wednesday that his movement will move its activities to the West Bank after the disengagement.
'Now, after the victory in the Gaza Strip, we will transfer the struggle first to the West Bank and later to Jerusalem,' Zahar told the London-based pan-Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat. 'We will continue the struggle until we liberate all "

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