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July 24, 2014 10:14 am

Hamas Leader: We Won’t Accept Ceasefire if Gaza Blockade Not Lifted

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Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal. Photo: wiki commons.

JNS.orgThe terrorist group Hamas will not accept a cease-fire with Israel if the agreement does not include the lifting of the blockade on Gaza, Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Mashaal said on Wednesday.

Mashaal’s statements came after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said progress was being made on a cease-fire.

“The resistance will not give up its arms unless Israel gives up its arms and the occupation ends,” Mashaal said, according toIsrael Hayom.

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  • John Zappulla

    Would someone please explain to Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Mashaal that he doesn’t get make demands. I realize that hamas and muslims in general are so separated from how the world really works as they believe the world revolves around only them, but when you are defeated you accept terms, not demand them.
    The lifting of the blockade is of utmost importance to hamas as if it is done, then hamas will be able to restock it’s rockets and other weapons far easier then it has to date.
    hamas has been very careful to describe those getting killed as “civilians” rather than “innocent civilians”. When innocent civilians allow terrorists to use their homes as hiding places for rockets or allow terrorists to launch the rocket attacks from their homes, then then are no longer innocent and simply civilians. Again even this is a skewed view by hamas because by forcing, beating and terrorizing the civilians into submission isn’t the same thing as having them assist hamas because they want to. Sorry hamas but the videos surfaced and are posted of hamas thugs beating the crap out of civilians trying to escape from their homes after being warned by Israeli forces that an attack was coming. See one of the videos here:
    If the civilians leave then there are no casualties for hamas to parade in front of the rest of the world. So for those civilians who have not assisted hamas but hiding weapons in their homes they are put in a lose-lose position. Flee to escape Israeli strikes or be beaten to death by their “own” for trying to flee.