#8 - Cipora - no easy answer - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Rick
    • 02.07.07 | 18:10 (IDT)

    Hi Cipora- I'm afraid that the answer is that Hamas does not want peace and no part thereof is a "peace partner." If, however, Fatah hangs on in the West Bank, the separation of the moderate and radical elements among Palestinians and the desperation of Fatah may offer Israel an unprecedented chance to make peace with the Pals on the West Bank. As they reap the fruit of peace, the militants in Gaza, one can only hope, will become more isolated and lose their influence. I think the answer to your question is that peace cannot be made with any part of Hamas, but peace with Fatah on the West Bank may be more possible then ever. Sure, there are militants there also, but for once, there is little common ground between them and those who recognize Israel's right to exist and prefer peace. Doing nothing would be a horrible mistake by Israel. It must work harder than ever to make peace with the West Bank. Shalom, Rick

    from the article: Fatah is waiting for Israel
    First published 00:00 02.07.07 | Last updated 00:00 02.07.07
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