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December 29, 2014 5:41 pm

Hamas Leaders Slam Senior Palestinian Authority Gaza Visit, UN Draft Bid

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Militant Fatah and Hamas fighters featured on Fatah's Facebook page. Photo: PMW.

Fatah and Hamas terrorists featured on Fatah's Facebook page. Photo: PMW.

Already tense relations between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas took a turn for the worse on Monday, as eight ministers came under withering criticism upon their arrival in Gaza for the first official visit since the IDF’s Operation Protective Edge in the summer, Israel’s NRG News said Monday.

Locals slammed the PA Minister of Civil Affairs, Hussein al-Sheikh, and his 50-member entourage for not doing more to rehabilitate Gaza after a summer of punishing Israeli strikes on terror infrastructure and attack tunnels aimed at Israeli cities, towns and villages.

Even before their arrival, Palestinians held demonstrations claiming that the West Bank-based PA, run by President Mahmoud Abbas, did little or nothing nothing to promote the rehabilitation of the coastal enclave.

“The government’s agenda is that it is necessary to hand over control of border crossings and nearby security points in the Gaza Strip. But they did not care to transfer salaries to officials,” Hamas leader Salah al-Bardawil said, attacking the delegation.

“There is nothing new on the issue and there are not expected to be any positive developments during the visit,” he charged, adding, “The Authority wants reconciliation without Hamas and wants to control Gaza without Hamas resistance forces – it will not happen.”

Bardawil’s accusations come a day after harsh comments by Musa Abu Marzouk, deputy head of Hamas’ political bureau, vowing that Hamas intended to hold on to its control of Gaza following a lack of governance on the part of the near-dormant “national unity government” and delays in rebuilding the Strip.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, Hamas’ armed wing, the Izzadin al-Qassam Brigades called on the PA to “withdraw the draft resolution that it intends to present to the UN Security Council (UNSC) for ending the Israeli occupation, saying the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) must declare failure of the so-called peace process.”

In a scathing statement on the terrorist group’s website, the group charged that the draft “aims at liquidating the just Palestinian cause and includes unwarranted concessions on Palestinians’ legitimate rights.”

Chief Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat, has said the draft would be presented to the UNSC Monday and that the council members would vote on it on Tuesday or Wednesday.

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  • Wake-up world to the real Muslim mission.
    Israel has no choice but to continue to fight for its survival with a unified people and a unified nation.
    I have long said, this is not about land, but extermination of a nation, religion and culture which is not accepted by another. I have actually asked the question, what if there was no ‘holy land’. Say a natural disaster, dissolving the place into nothing, but not the people. Would the Arabs still fight? Well, the answer was chilling and emphatic, it saddened me greatly. The answer was over and over, “we have the right to kill all non believers”. I have read and re-read everything, from both sides, also, many non-biased writings.
    I have come to the conclusion that Israel must protect herself in every way possible or face genocide. The Arab countries have expelled over a million Jewish people, confiscated their assets, businesses, homes and land totaling over 120,000 sq. km. (which is 4 times the size of Israel) and valued at over 15 trillion dollars, plus personal assets valued at over 990 billion dollars.

    Those in power in the Arab-Palestinian leadership have rejected again and again all and any attempts to recognize Israel’s right to exist. They continue to teach their children to hate and violence.
    Don’t start with who was there first, even-though in actuality there has never been an Arab-Palestinian Nation, but there has been a Jewish Nation there for the past 4000 years, although sometimes occupied. Israel has won the land in a defensive war, possession is nine tenths of the law. Israel is the rightful successor, having won and liberated it in war, numerous times. Sadly, it will continue, because when one Arab culture wants another’s elimination, there is no talking.
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    The Muslims have killed over 50 million people since its inception 1500 years ago, and they will continue to kill anyone who they consider is an infidel. They have colonized the Middle East over the years. Slowly but surely they are taking over Europe, and if we are not careful they will take over the United States and other countries.

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  • Mickey Oberman


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