Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Son Of Hamas Founder Spied For Israel; Reiterates Basic Truths About Hamas

While the headline will most certainly highlight the fact that the Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of one of the founders of the Islamic terror group Hamas spied for Israel before getting out of the region and now lives in California, the following quote is the one that anyone following Middle East politics and the purported peace process between Palestinians and Israelis must bear in mind:
Hamas cannot make peace with the Israelis,” he told the daily. “That is against what their God tells them. It is impossible to make peace with infidels, only a cease-fire, and no one knows that better than I. The Hamas leadership is responsible for the killing of Palestinians, not Israelis.”
More than a few politicians have fallen for the lovely notion that there can be a peace between Israel and the Palestinians, even as the Palestinians are led by two terrorist groups whose foundation and bedrock ideologies are based on nothing less than the eradication of Israel and the destruction of the Jewish population.

The Fatah Charter specifically states the following:
Complete liberation of Palestine, and eradication of Zionist economic, political, military and cultural existence
You can't get more explicit than that in what can only be considered a call for genocide against Israel and its Jewish inhabitants.

Hamas is no different. They too call for Israel's destruction, and as Mosab Hassan Yousef knows all too well, are more than willing to use any and all means of violence at their disposal to kill as many Jews as possible. By Yousef's actions, many Israeli lives were saved, along with a claim that he managed to get Israel to spare the life of his father:
He had particularly sharp comments for Hamas, the Iranian-backed movement that seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007 and has been branded a terrorist organization by Israel and the West.

"Hamas cannot make peace with the Israelis. That is against what their God tells them. It is impossible to make peace with infidels," he told Haaretz.

He claimed, however, that his relationship with his handlers helped thwart an Israeli plan to assassinate his father.

The Shin Bet internal intelligence agency declined comment. But Haaretz published comments by a former official it said was Yousef's former handler.

"So many people owe him their life and don't even know it," said the handler, identified in Yousef's book only as Capt. Loai. He described one incident in which "the Green Prince" tracked a would-be suicide bomber in the West Bank town of Ramallah, enabling agents to arrest the attacker.

"This was an almost daily thing for the Prince," he told the newspaper. "He displayed courage, had sharp antennae and an ability to cope with danger."
The most that Hamas will ever agree to is a hudna - a strategic pause that allows Hamas to regroup and rearm. It's precisely what Hamas had done year in and year out, and what it has done since the end of Operation Cast Lead last year. They are biding their time before they pounce again on Israel.

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