Yes, Mr Kerry; There is a Santa Claus
Reader comment on: Hamas's Fatah and the No-State Solution
Submitted by the open Mike, Jan 3, 2017 20:51
Looks like we were wrong: after years of talks, Sec. Kerry tells us that the over-riding barrier to Israeli-Palestine peace is Israel's building family residences in the West Bank. Guess Kerry found meaningless to the peace process, the split between Abbas and Hamas, or establishing who legally represents and speaks for the Palestinian people. For Kerry, the PA/Hamas situation is not a problem - but, Israel's residential building in the West Bank--now there's the rub... Dealing with the reality that the Abbas PA will most probably soon be thrown out on its ass in the coming West Bank elections and Hamas will be the new sheriff in control of the two Palestinian territories...could mean that Kerry has been blindly coddling the wrong party. Land swap, Israeli withdrawal, ending of West Bank expansion, will all be meaningless to Hamas, whose only objective is the extinction of the state of Israel... whatever its boundaries.
Is it not delusional for the Obama/Kerry team to assume that Abbas speaks for the Palestinian people and would be able to enter into any binding agreement that Hamas is not a signature party to. Can Kerry just ignore the fact that the FA does not carry any weight in Gaza or the fact that the Hamas leaders in Gaza have never given any indication of a peaceful settlement allowing the state of Israel to exist under any circumstances. So if the UN were to unilaterally recognize the "State of Palestine", it would be in essence setting a precedent for the recognition of an acknowledged "terrorist' government.
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