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Senior Hamas Official: Reconciliation Efforts With PLO to be Based on Rejection of Israel’s Right to Exist

December 27, 2012 10:52 am 2 comments

Fatah and Hamas appear to have more that unites them than divides them. Photo: Suhaib Salem-Pool.

A Senior Hamas official said that his organization wants reconciliation efforts with the PLO to be based on the Palestinian Arab demand for a right of return, a demand that if implemented would effectively bring about the end of Israel as a Jewish state, as well the absence of recognition of Israel’s right to exist.

Ahmed Bahar made the statements Thursday, according to Ma’an News Agency.

“We want a real unity among the Palestinian people in order to stand in a row in front of the Israeli occupation and prevent it from carrying out its settlement projects  and Judaization of Jerusalem,” Bahar said, according to a translation.

Since the end of the recent conflict in November between Israel and terrorists in Gaza, Hamas and the PA have made no secret of their interest in reconciling after their acrimonious split in 2007. Recent polls have shown support for the reconciliation process, as well as for Hamas’s leadership, has grown in recent months.

Bahar also stressed his mantra that resistance was the only path, saying that a return to negotiations would be futile as attempts at talks in the past twenty years “did not achieve anything.”

Bahar also boasted that Israel has been unable to bring down the Hamas government in Gaza, or even weaken the “resistance” against the Jewish state.

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  • Let anyone who has ears to hear, hear the Word of the Lord. Isaiah 40:1-2 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.
    Isaiah 65:18-19 But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy. I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more.
    Isaiah 66:10,12,13 Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice greatly with her… for this is what the Lord says I will extend peace to her like a river…As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.
    Zephaniah 3:16 On that day the will say to Jerusalem “Do not fear, O Zion; do not let your hands hang limp. The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in yOu, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. and lastly
    Zechariah 8:3-5,7 This is what the Lord says: I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, and the mountain of the Lord Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain”. This is what the Lord Almighty says “Once again men and women of ripe old age will sit in the streets of Jerusalem each with cane in hand because of his age. The city streets will be filled with boys and girls playing there.”…This is what the Lord Almighty says: “I will save my people from the countries of the east and the west, I will bring them back to live in Jerusalem; they will be my people and I will be faithful and righteous to them as their God.”

    Although I am a believer that Messiah has come, Isaiah is one of my favorite books of God to study. It is very obvious in the few verses that I have written out that Jerusalem is God’s city. It is special to Him and a city that He will never again let go of. Instead it will become to be known as the City of Truth in the future.
    Anyone who is anxious about our times only has to read in your own Torah or any of the prophets! Yes, you must fight for the moment, but always believe that He will never again let Jerusalem go from Jewish hands. Never will the Jewish state nor people be no more. The Lord God Almighty has said so Himself. Put that truth in your heart and BELIEVE IT!

  • The charters of both organizations call for the murder of six million Jews….They are simply two groups of sociopaths who sit around trying to figure out how to murder six million Jews…Reconciliation is not the issue…The question is whether the civilized world has the courage to eradicate these Koranic vermin before they commit more attrocities.

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