Saturday, November 19, 2011

Palestinian Unity Government to be Based in Gaza?

Abbas to Haniyeh: "You win!"
This should be interesting. From Haaretz today, Hamas says next Palestinian government will be located in Gaza:

"Fatah and Hamas have agreed that the next Palestinian government will be located in the Gaza Strip, and hence the next head of the Palestinian government will be from Gaza, an adviser to Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said on Saturday.
"Ahmed Yousef summarized the political program of all Palestinian factions which he said is the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with its capital in Jerusalem.
"Yousef added that Hamas would support Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' efforts to receive full membership for Palestine at United Nations institutions. According to Yousef, Abbas is expected to visit Gaza in the near future."
We all remember that Hamas violently expelled Fatah from Gaza after 'being democratically elected,' and hasn't allowed Abbas to set foot there since. And earlier in September, "Ismail Haniyeh, Abbas’s Hamas partner, not only condemned the UN gambit but declared that he seeks a Palestinian state 'without giving up an inch of Palestine or recognizing Israel.'"
Meanwhile Palestinian Authority Prime Minsister Salam Fayyad, the West's darling for starting to build the economic and civic institutions of state in the PA, will have to quit his job because as he "wrote on his Facebook page that he will not impose himself on the Palestinian people. He called on all Palestinian factions and forces to agree on the identity of a new prime minister."
Let's just wait and see what happens when Hamas and its co-militias send rockets into Israel. Will Fatah share responsibility? Let's also watch how the credulous Europeans relate to this, as well as all the Hamas apologist-pundits.

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