Thursday, August 16, 2007

What Hamas Wants

NYT allowed someone from Hamas an opportunity to write an editorial For 18 months we have tried to find ways to coexist with Fatah, entering into a unity government, even conceding key positions in the cabinet to their and international demands, negotiating up until the last moment to try to provide security for all of our people on the streets of Gaza. Sadly, it became apparent that not all officials from Fatah were negotiating in good faith.
So we decided to just kill them. It seemed a civilized way to deal with them, fro Hamas's perspective.
There were attempts on Mr. Haniya’s life last week, and eventually we were forced into trying to take control of a very dangerous situation in order to provide political stability and establish law and order.

The streets of Gaza are now calm for the first time in a very long time.
No one can leave, and we are hunting for, and killing, as many Fatah as we can find.
We have begun disarming some of the drug dealers and the armed gangs and we hope to restore a sense of security and safety to the citizens of Gaza. We want to get children back to school, get basic services functioning again, and provide long-term economic gains for our people.
And we hope the West is stupid enough to finance it, because we are spending all the money we get from Iran building rockets to use to kill Joozz.
Our stated aim when we won the election was to effect reform, end corruption and bring economic prosperity to our people. Our sole focus is Palestinian rights and good governance.
And tunnels to Israel so we can kidnap and kill more Joozz.
We now hope to create a climate of peace and tranquillity within our community that will pave the way for an end to internal strife and bring about the release of the British journalist Alan Johnston, whose kidnapping in March by non-Hamas members is a stain on the reputation of the Palestinian people.

We reject attempts to divide Palestine into two parts and to pass Hamas off as an extreme and dangerous force. We continue to believe that there is still a chance to establish a long-term truce. But this will not happen unless the international community fully engages with Hamas.
And if they are that stupid we will ask them for more weapons to kill Joozz and Fatah members with.

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