#53: Tosefta, there is no need to "defeat" Hamas - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Thomas Jackson
    • 26.06.07 | 06:05 (IDT)

    "If Israel is not clever enough, it will end up having to go into Gaza again, and fight house to house in order to clean up the place." (Tosefta) Tosefta, attempting to "defeat" Hamas cannot be the answer. Hamas cannot now be separated from the Pals. Forget the door to door option. It would not work, would be counter-productive, and would doom the referendum. The alternative to Islamic Hamas is Islamist Quaeda clones. Hamas is almost begging for reasons to moderate further. People like you, me, Mark Lincoln, etc. should be arguing strenuously for inclusion of Hamas in discussions of steps leading to peace negotiations. That means persuading Israeli public opinion that this is the way to go (forget CJK). Hamas stands for Resistance. It will become a purely political party, like Fatah also, when a peace plan is signed. Hamas is not, and will never be, a tool of Iranian mullahs. Nor of al Queda, under present leadership. I'll look for another opportunity to develop this argum

    from the article: The only chance to defeat Hamas
    First published 00:00 25.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 25.06.07
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