Jerusalem Post reported The United States, Israel and the European Union must end their policy of favoring Fatah over Hamas, or they will doom the Palestinian people to deepening conflict between the rival movements, former US President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday.
We should not support either group. Trying to select good terrorists to support over bad terrorists is not a good plan.Carter, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who was addressing a conference of Irish human rights officials,
They should know what terrorism is all about, after all of the bombs the IRA set off.said the Bush administration's refusal to accept the 2006 election victory of Hamas was "criminal."
We need to get a new jacket for Carter. One with very very long arms that can be tied in the back.Carter said Hamas, besides winning a fair and democratic mandate that should have entitled it to lead the Palestinian government, had proven itself to be far more organized in its political and military showdowns with the Fatah movement of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
It is more organized with military showdowns, but they don't have a clue about governing. In fact they never thought they would win, they just wanted to get enough seats to pressure Fatah to give them some of the money Fatah was stealing.Hamas fighters routed Fatah in their violent takeover of the Gaza Strip last week. The split prompted Abbas to dissolve the power-sharing government with his rivals in Hamas and set up a Fatah-led administration to govern the West Bank.
So now we have a two state solution. Fatah in the West bank, Hamas in Gaza. Let is see which group of people starve first.Carter said the American-Israeli-European consensus to reopen direct aid to the new government in the West Bank, but to deny the same to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, represented an "effort to divide Palestinians into two peoples."
Actually what divided them was Hamas killing all of the Fatah people they could find.