Hamas will no longer call for Israel's destruction

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The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas will drop its longstanding call for Israel's destruction as well as its association with the Muslim Brotherhood, in a policy document to be issued on Monday, Gulf Arab sources said.
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The Gulf Arab sources said Hamas, which has controlled the Gaza Strip since 2007, will say in the document that it agrees to a transitional Palestinian state along the borders from 1967, when Israel captured Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem in a war with Arab states. Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005.

A state along 1967 borders is the goal of Hamas' main political rival, the Fatah movement led by Abbas. His Palestinian Authority has engaged in peace talks with Israel on that basis, although the last, U.S.-mediated round collapsed three years ago.

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But the document, to be announced later on Monday, will still reject Israel's right to exist and back "armed struggle" against it, the Gulf Arab sources told Reuters.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-palestinians-hamas-document-idUSKBN17X1N8

Is this a genuine softening of their stance towards Israel or just some Middle Eastern spin doctoring ?

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Latest Hamas Charter.

Issued today, it's presented as a supplement to the existing charter, which still remains in force. So they say.

Hamas Islamic Resistance - A Document of General Principles and Policies

http://hamas.ps/ar/uploads/documents/06c77206ce934064ab5a901fa8bfef44.pdf


In the Name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful

The Islamic Resistance Movement “Hamas”



A Document of General Principles and Policies

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of all worlds. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad, the Master of Messengers and the Leader of the mujahidin, and upon his household and all his companions.

Preamble:

Palestine is the land of the Arab Palestinian people, from it they originate, to it they adhere and belong, and about it they reach out and communicate.

Palestine is a land whose status has been elevated by Islam, a faith that holds it in high esteem, that breathes through it its spirit and just values and that lays the foundation for the doctrine of defending and protecting it.

Palestine is the cause of a people who have been let down by a world that fails to secure their rights and restore to them what has been usurped from them, a people whose land continues to suffer one of the worst types of occupation in this world.

Palestine is a land that was seized by a racist, anti-human and colonial Zionist project that was founded on a false promise (the Balfour Declaration), on recognition of a usurping entity and on imposing a fait accompli by force.

Palestine symbolizes the resistance that shall continue until liberation is accomplished, until the return is fulfilled and until a fully sovereign state is established with Jerusalem as its capital.

Palestine is the true partnership among Palestinians of all affiliations for the sublime objective of liberation.

Palestine is the spirit of the Ummah and its central cause; it is the soul of humanity and its living conscience.
etc etc.

The Land of Palestine:

2. Palestine, which extends from the River Jordan in the east to the Mediterranean in the west and from Ras Al-Naqurah in the north to Umm Al-Rashrash in the south, is an integral territorial unit. It is the land and the home of the Palestinian people. The expulsion and banishment of the Palestinian people from their land and the establishment of the Zionist entity therein do not annul the right of the Palestinian people to their entire land and do not entrench any rights therein for the usurping Zionist entity.

3. Palestine is an Arab Islamic land. It is a blessed sacred land that has a special place in the heart of every Arab and every Muslim.

The Palestinian People:

4. The Palestinians are the Arabs who lived in Palestine until 1947, irrespective of whether they were expelled from it, or stayed in it; and every person that was born to an Arab Palestinian father after that date, whether inside or outside Palestine, is a Palestinian.

5. The Palestinian identity is authentic and timeless; it is passed from generation to generation. The catastrophes that have befallen the Palestinian people, as a consequence of the Zionist occupation and its policy of displacement, cannot erase the identity of the Palestinian people nor can they negate it. A Palestinian shall not lose his or her national identity or rights by acquiring a second nationality.

6. The Palestinian people are one people, made up of all Palestinians, inside and outside of Palestine, irrespective of their religion, culture or political affiliation.
21. Hamas affirms that the Oslo Accords and their addenda contravene the governing rules of international law in that they generate commitments that violate the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people. Therefore, the Movement rejects these agreements and all that flows from them, such as the obligations that are detrimental to the interests of our people, especially security coordination (collaboration).
 

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'3. Palestine is an Arab Islamic land. It is a blessed sacred land that has a special place in the heart of every Arab and every Muslim.'

I suppose Palestinian Christians can forget about it so....... Still no doubt their fanclubs on the left will continue to support them.
 

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'3. Palestine is an Arab Islamic land. It is a blessed sacred land that has a special place in the heart of every Arab and every Muslim.'

I suppose Palestinian Christians can forget about it so....... Still no doubt their fanclubs on the left will continue to support them.
I'm not a big fan of Hamas - too close to the Muslim Brotherhood and therefore to MI6 and the CIA. Of course, the Zionist régime funded the rise of Hamas in an effort to subvert the secular PLO and break Palestinian unity.
 

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Not worth the paper its written on imv
Bunch of murderers
They Jews and Arabs have been killing each other since the days of the Old Testament and as you said this is not worth the paper it is wrote on.
 

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So have they actually had a Clause 4 moment or is this optics?
 
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Arabs are indiginous in the Saudi peninsula - they invaded many many countries in their islamofacist conquest and slaughter of many innocent people's to extend their murderous claws thousands of miles into the whole of North Africa -

The Israelis are indiginous to Israel - fact. Hamas are an Islamic terror group with no business in Israel terrorising the Israeli people.

Ireland is full of ignorant leftie muppets who would be first to boil in Hamas' islamo cauldron of hate
 

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They Jews and Arabs have been killing each other since the days of the Old Testament and as you said this is not worth the paper it is wrote on.
Trust Hamas? Are you kidding?
These people say one thing today and tomorrow its forgotten
They don't understand the western concept of being as good as your word
The concept of integrity is foreign to people like this - different culture different people
 

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OK...there are two mutually exclusive statements there in that OP....
It will no longer call for Israel's destruction but simultaneously reject's Israel's right to exist....????
What don't I understand...?
*shrugs*

Not dis-similar to our own situation where nobody is actively trying to destroy NornIrn but we still don't want it to exist in the long run, maybe?

Israel is here to stay though, can't see it ever disappearing now, unlike NornIrn ;) I suppose it's just baby-steps to coax the Israelis back to the table.
 

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[The Egyptians and Jordanians already offered to recognise Israel as a Jewish state.

Neatnyahu rejected the offer. Nothing satisfies the Israelis.

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From everything I've read lately the money is running out as the large donors to the Palestinian cause are either preoccupied or just frustrated by Palestinian in-fighting. This latest charter is an attempt to lure them back again, especially in it's renouncing of links to the Brotherhood.
 

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Trust Hamas? Are you kidding?
These people say one thing today and tomorrow its forgotten
They don't understand the western concept of being as good as your word
The concept of integrity is foreign to people like this - different culture different people
They're simply another branch of ISIS
 

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Trust Hamas? Are you kidding?
These people say one thing today and tomorrow its forgotten
They don't understand the western concept of being as good as your word
The concept of integrity is foreign to people like this - different culture different people
Being as good as your word is not something I would lecture non-Europeans about, given our own wretched history around the world in that department. Consistency is not Hamas's big problem - failing to serve their people is the issue. In that they have been consistently bad. Ordinary people do not want to be cannon fodder in an unwinnable war, ta very much. They want peace, jobs and hope that their kids will have a decent chance in life. Hamas is failing on ALL these fronts.
 

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One terrorist group Hamas disassociating itself from another one the Muslim Brotherhood is certainly a strange one. What could the reason behind this be?
 

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Issued today, it's presented as a supplement to the existing charter, which still remains in force. So they say.

Hamas Islamic Resistance - A Document of General Principles and Policies

http://hamas.ps/ar/uploads/documents/06c77206ce934064ab5a901fa8bfef44.pdf




etc etc.

This is what happens when to are completely disingenuous about you aims:

Palestine is the spirit of the Ummah and its central cause
Go read up about what "Ummah" means. It is most definitely does not mean a plurality and tolerance of all beliefs.

This is what it means:

Palestine is an Arab Islamic land


And yet:


The Palestinian people are one people, made up of all Palestinians, inside and outside of Palestine, irrespective of their religion, culture or political affiliation.

Believe them at your peril, which they let slip:

do not entrench any rights therein for the usurping Zionist entity.




Mixed up, fúcked up, anti-Semitic fanatical terrorists.
 


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