Hamas is stating flatly that they will never stop attacking Israel.
Abu Marzook: Hamas has held the same position since Israelâ€™s aggression began. We have three conditions for any peace initiative coming from any state. First of all, the aggression of the Israelis should stop. All of the [border crossings] should be opened, including the gate of Rafah between the Gaza Strip and Egypt. Finally, Israel has to withdraw from the Gaza strip. We are not saying we will stop firing rockets from the Gaza strip to Israel. We are only talking about stopping the aggression from the Israelis against the civilian population in the Gaza Strip.
When others talk about a cease-fire, they are saying all military operations should stop. But we are sending a message [by firing rockets, which is:] â€œWe will not surrender. We have to fight the Israelis and we will win this battle.â€ We know we are going to lose a lot of people from our side, but we are going to win inshallah [God willing].
If that name sounds familiar to you, it’s because the Los Angeles Times let Marzook use their op-ed page to present his lies that Hamas is an organization that Israel simply refuses to treat with. Seven days ago, Marzook wrote this:
The truce failed because Israel will not open Gaza’s borders, because Israel would rather be a jailer than a neighbor, and because its intransigent leadership forestalls Palestinian destiny and will not make peace with history.
Yesterday, he said this:
We are not saying we will stop firing rockets from the Gaza strip to Israel. We are only talking about stopping the aggression from the Israelis against the civilian population in the Gaza Strip.
Funny how the world manages to turn its eyes away from those facts.
“We are all Hamas.” That incredibly stupid slogan needs to be changed. The next time you hear it chanted, substitute “We are all stupid for supporting a terrorist, rejectionist organization” and you’ll be closer to the truth.