When they're not busy torturing other Palestinian terrorists or killing Palestinians, they're busy attacking and killing Israelis.
Amnesty International reports on the widespread torture used by Hamas and Fatah against each other. This is the real kind of torture - and not simply putting panties on heads of detainees. These thugs throw people off rooftops.
Of course, the al Jazeera report ignores the violence inflicted on Israel by those same Palestinian terrorists, which violates the human rights of Israelis. Nice.
Carl in Jerusalem doesn't. He notes that the latest Palestinian attack on two Israelis was by Fatah's al Aqsa Martyr's Brigade. That's supposed to be the moderate terrorist group with whom the Israelis are supposed to make peace with. The terrorists claim the attack was in response to the death of a Palestinian terrorist in custody during a prison riot.
Expect the usual suspects to call Israel's proposed sanctions against Gaza (from which rockets are launched to kill and maim Israelis on a near daily basis) violative of Palestinian human rights and illegal. A Hamas thug died while digging a tunnel from Gaza into Israel. Despite the incessant rockets and declarations that Israel be destroyed, there are those who think Hamas should be invited to the Annapolis conference.
Minister-without-portfolio Ami Ayalon (Labor) is urging Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to end Israel's boycott of Hamas and invite representatives of the group to a US-sponsored peace parley scheduled to take place in Annapolis, Maryland, in late autumn.Delusional doesn't begin to cover this line of thought. Hamas seeks Israel's destruction. It isn't shy about that, and refuses to recognize Israel's right to exist. Indeed, Fatah doesn't want a 2-state solution either, and has rejected that possibility when offered. Both terrorist groups want to supplant Israel with a Palestinian state, eliminating Israel from the map - literally and figuratively.
However, Ayalon specified, if Hamas were invited to Annapolis, the organization would have to abide by any agreement reached between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
"Such a call by Israel would cause Hamas to crumble because of the internal struggles taking place within the group," Ayalon told Army Radio.
Today also marks the anniversary of Rabin's assassination, and PM Olmert notes that bullets cannot stop the peace process. That's misguided thinking at best, and dangerously delusional at worst. The Palestinians show absolutely no interest in putting down their arms or ending their war against Israel's existence.
Labels: Fatah, Hamas, Israel, Palestinian civil war