Hamas: We are Not Terrorists; We Just Want to Destroy Israel

Abbas says Hamas is not a terrorist group

Abbas wouldn’t lie to you, surely not:

MOSCOW, March 17 (UPI) — Hamas is committed to peaceful resistance and there is no need to label it a terrorist organization, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said.

Crack me up:

by Khaled Abu Toameh/ Gatestone Institute

Hamas wants be dropped from the U.S. State Department list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations not because it has changed, but because it feels that the world has changed, and that many naïve Westerners are now willing to tolerate its radical ideology and terrorism.

Hamas leaders are working hard these days to have their movement removed from the U.S. State Department list for Foreign Terrorist Organizations.

The Hamas leaders are hoping to persuade a number of European Union countries to support their bid.

Hamas wants to be removed from the list without changing its strategy or charter, which call for jihad [holy war] and which do not recognize Israel’s right to exist.

Hamas is also not prepared to dismantle its armed group, Izaddin al-Kassam, as part of its effort to persuade the US and EU to drop it from the list of terrorist groups.

Nor is Hamas prepared to stop smuggling weapons or give up thousands of rockets and mortars that it possesses in various parts of the Gaza Strip.

And of course Hamas is not prepared to renounce violence in the context of its effort to seek legitimacy in the international community.

The Hamas initiative comes at a time when senior officials of the movement, including Khaled Mashaal, continue to talk about their dream of replacing Israel with an Islamic state. In addition, they are continuing to call on Palestinians to abide by the “armed resistance” as the only option for achieving their goal.

Ironically, the Hamas request to be removed from the list of terrorist groups coincides with reports about the Islamist movement’s involvement in terror activities in neighboring Egypt.

According to these reports, Hamas was behind the August 2012 killing of 16 Egyptian border guards in Sinai. Hamas has also dispatched thousands of its men to Cairo to protect Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi against his political opponents, the reports revealed.

Although Hamas has denied the reports, there are increased signs that the movement is cooperating with other Islamic fundamentalist groups in Sinai to turn the peninsula into a base for jihadists from different parts of the world. Some of these jihadists are believed to be linked to groups that are affiliated with Al-Qaeda.

Hamas claims that it has won the secret backing of a number of EU governments — a claim denied by the EU.

The Hamas demand was first raised by the movement’s prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh, during a meeting with European supporters in the Gaza Strip last month.

Ghazi Hamad a senior Hamas official in the Gaza Strip, says that his movement is putting pressure on several countries to change their position toward his movement. He believes that there has already been a “positive change” in the minds of Western and Arab societies toward Hamas.

It is not clear what Hamas bases its optimism on. But sources close to Hamas revealed that some Arab leaders, including Egypt’s Morsi and Qatar’s Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, have promised to work toward convincing the Americans and Europeans to remove Hamas from the list of terrorist organizations.

Both Morsi and al-Thani, according to the sources, have raised the issue with US and EU officials over the past few weeks.

The two Arab leaders have argued that removing Hamas from the lost would actually have a moderating effect on the movement and boost the prospects of peace in the Middle East. They have also claimed — according to the sources — that removing Hamas from the list would pave the way for unity between the movement and Fatah.

The Hamas campaign to be removed from the list of terrorist groups also coincides with growing cooperation between the movement and other radical groups in the Gaza Strip, primarily Islamic Jihad.

During the last war in the Gaza Strip, Hamas and Islamic Jihad militiamen formed a joint command to coordinate rocket attacks against Israel. More recently, it was revealed that Fatah’s armed wing, Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, also helped Hamas fire rockets at Israel in recent years.

The Americans and most EU countries are opposed to Fatah’s efforts to achieve unity with a movement that remains on their list of foreign terrorist organizations.

In private, however, Fatah leaders say they are also opposed to removing Hamas from the list out of fear that such a move would legitimize the movement and pave the way for the creation of a separate state in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas wants to be dropped from the list not because it has changed. Rather, Hamas wants to be removed from the list because it feels that the world has changed, and that many naïve Westerners are now willing to tolerate its radical ideology and terrorism.

Anyone who supports Hamas’s bid should also vote in favor of removing Al-Qaeda from the same list.

Administration official says Obama will not bring peace plan because Israel is not interested

Yeah, all that genocidal rhetoric, all the rockets, all the hatred inculcated even in children — clearly Israel isn’t interested in peace. Oh, wait — sorry about that. Actually all that is coming from the “Palestinian” side. “Obama will not bring peace plan because Israel not interested: report,” from Al Arabiya, March 17 (thanks to Voice of the Copts):

As U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel and the West Bank comes close, an official from Washington says the U.S. leader will not bring any peace place as the Jewish state is not ready to make concessions, a newspaper reported Sunday.When President Obama was asked by a group of Arab-American leaders during a meeting last week on why he did not intend to launch a new peace process, the leader said that Israel was not ready to make concessions, the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, cited an official, who was present at the high-level meeting, as saying.

The official, who kept his identity anonymous, said the U.S. leader was frustrated with fruitlessness of the peace process, claiming it would be pointless to pressure the Israeli government at this time.

Obama arrives on Wednesday for his first trip to the region as president….

3 thoughts on “Hamas: We are Not Terrorists; We Just Want to Destroy Israel”

  1. Even if Hamas join together its forces with other jihadist entities, such as Hezbollah, PIJ. and other they are fated to lose because God is on the side of Israel. For example in the Bible in Psalms 83: 4,5. it reads “They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against the hidden ones. They have said Come , and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be remembereed no more in rememberance.” Further on verses 17, 18 in the same chapter clear things up a bit more. For it also reads “Let them be confrounded and troubled forever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish; That men may know that thou, whoses name is Je-ho-vah art the most high over all the earth.” That is Jehovah Who is the most high and NOT the pagan lunar god Allah, the god of Islam, who is supreme. Furthermore, eventhough the members of Hamas may not know it. They and members of other such Islamic groups as Hezbollah, PIJ are all wicked because the are striving against the One True GOD of Israel So even if they do actually join their forces together they will lose and lose hard in the end. For it is also writen “Though hand join in hand the wicked shall not go unpunished.” Proverbs 11:21. [KJV]

  2. A couple years ago I had saved a few videos of the son of Hamas. He left this terrorist group and his father has a price on his head. I found tonight that some of those vids have been removed, but I did find this one here which is most telling. It is about the destructive religion he left. Like he says, muslims are okay people, and not terrorists by nature, but enslaved to their god. Thus, where you find Islam you find horrors for they have to obey the quran. To be muslim is to become mentally sick according to him if you stay in that religion. He goes so far as to say that even if his father gives up on him, he still loves him. He sees that muslims should be liberated from the horrors of allah. He goes so far as to say that Allah is the foremost terrorist ever, and to follow that example makes a muslim evil if they take it seriously. It behooves you to hear this intelligent man. His father should be proud. http://lockerz.com/u/20726316/decalz/8195855/son_of_hamas_cannot_say_islam_is_a_reli

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