Ignore Hamas idiocy; Pals deserve better - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Don Boston
    • 16.11.09 | 18:42 (IST)

    Hamas is as bad as Israel, greedy beyond reason and too stupid to realize the realities of the situation. Israel is not going away. I dont even think most Hamas leaders are stupid enough to believe oherwise. The PLO and PA have long recognized this. "It simply aims at escaping the benefits of resistance against the occupation," The benefits of resisting occupation? the immense suffering of your people, the lack of a homeland? What are these benefits? Now, the Pals are stateless orphans, not directly protected by the Geneva Conventions and unable to effectively resist occupation. What have your rockets gotten you? nothing! Declare a state, be recognized by major countries like Russia, sign the Geneva Conventions. Seek to join UN. All of a sudden, the Pals have rights. Israeli abuse and settlements become unlawful beyond question. Israel may try annexation, but the world will not recognize it and the UN will step in. Pals will have real defenses to Israeli abus

    from the article: Palestinians under world pressure not to declare state unilaterally
    First published 08:24 16.11.09 | Last updated 08:28 17.11.09
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