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Hamas Europe Reaps What It Sowed
The Wall Street Journal, February 20th 2006
To say that the outcome of the Palestinian elections has presented the European Union with a thorny problem would be an understatement. But the navel-gazing and bewilderment that Hamas's victory has caused in Brussels is more than a little melodramatic. It should not have come as a shock.
Post-Election Strategy: Step-by-step to the liberation of Palestine
party: We'll fight Israel's 'Zionization'
The two Arab factions UAL and Ta'al, the latter headed by Knesset Member Ahmed Tibi, have recently decided to join forces and merge ahead of the elections. At a press conference to mark the launching of the new list's election campaign, Tibi and Sarsur presented their candidates for the Knesset and spoke of the party's platform and ideological principles.
Hamas rejected Oslo and Camp David, called the Road Map "a US-Zionist conspiracy against the Palestinian people." On June 5, Hamas declared:
Washington Times at http://dynamic.washtimes/com/print_story.cfm?StoryID=20030604-104142-8458r(www.ict.org.il/articles/articledet.cfm?articleid=485 www.idf.il/english/announcements/2003/june10a.stm) www.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/2705/pt-yasininterview.html
After the Oslo Accords, it escalated its terrorism, dispatching 41 suicide bombers against Israelis between 1993 and September 2000. www.idf.il/english/announcements/2003/june10a.stm)
Hamas dispatched 72 suicide bombers, killing 223 Israelis and wounding 1393 after Camp David (September 2000) until May 19, 2003.. (www.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/2705/pt-yasininterview.html) www.idf.il/english/announcements/2003/june10a.stm)
Hamas terrorist threats and actions mounted during and after the Aqaba Summit. In the four weeks before and after the Summit, Israel caught 20 suicide terrorists. In the four days after the Summit, Hamas terrorists claimed seven Israeli lives. Israel reported there were 53 active terrorist alerts on June 11, 2003-hours before the attempted assassination of Rantisi. (www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=4458)
Hamas refused to accept the truce advocated by PA Prime Minister Abbas.
told the Al Jazeera news network from his hospital bed: 'By God we
Neither Yassir Arafat nor Prime Minister Abbas tried to dismantle Hamas
Arafat "never took real steps to disrupt the militants' command centers, shut down their bomb factories, or prosecute the leaders…. (www.ict.org.il/articles/articledet.cfm?articleid=422.)
PA Prime Minister Abbas tried to get Hamas to sign a truce, not to disarm. Hamas rejected the truce on Friday, June 6, two days after the Aqaba Summit and five days before Israel attempted to assassinate Rantisi. (http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=540&u=/ap/2003061…/israel_palestinians
Hamas Called for Jihad against the West in the US War Against Iraq.
gets its funding from international sources, much of it through Hamas'
charity organizations. Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria and the Gulf
States contribute, as do Islamic organizations in the Middle East and
the West. The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, in Texas,
raised over $13 million in 2000, much of it for Hamas.
Hamas welfare activities are closely tied to Hamas' terror cells. The FBI reported that
(Nov. 2001 FBI Memorandum cited in Matthew Levitt, "Hamas Blood Money," at www.ict.org.il/articles/articledet.cfm?articleid=481) (US Office of Public Affairs Press Release, December 4, 2001 www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/po841.htm)
Hamas' violence and intransigence have been the hallmark of its activities since 1989. As the Aqaba Summit of June 4 2003 approached, Hamas rejected PA Prime Minister Abbas' pleas for at least a temporary truce. Terrorist activities continued before, during and after the Summit.
Prime Minister Abbas did nothing after the murder of four Israeli soldiers on June 8 and appeared unable or unwilling to begin disarming militants or taking a firm hand against incitement. Attacks against Israel and threats of terror attacks against Israel mounted.
Hamas' Attitude Toward Jews: The "Jews "were behind the French Revolution, the Communist revolution and most of the revolutions we heard and hear about…They were behind World War I and were able to destroy the Islamic Caliphate…and they were behind World War II." (Article 22 of Hamas Charter) "The Zionist plan is limitless….Their plan is embodied in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion…" (Article 32 of Hamas Charter)
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