Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The Beast Unites..Hamas And Fatah Agree On National Unity Government
Ma'an is reporting that Hamas Commissar Khalid Mesha'al and Fatah's unelected dictator Mahmoud Abbas have agreed to join a unity Palestinian government to rule until the upcoming presidential and parliamentarian elections, whenever those actually get held:
The sources, allegedly privy to the details, said that Abbas had previously received two phone calls from Hamas' chief Khalid Mashaal and from prime minister of the Hamas-run government in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh.
The two allegedly confirmed to Abbas that Hamas had agreed to join a national unity government with Fatah.
The sources pointed out that Hamas requested that the national unity government serve for six months instead of three as agreed in the 2012 Doha Agreement, one of numerous attempts at reconciliation between the rival Palestinian factions.
Abbas might ask current Palestinian Authority prime minister Rami Hamdallah to lead the unity government, sources said.
This actually makes sense from Hamas' point of view.While there's still sporadic violence going on, the current Egyptian government has no love for Hamas and has largely squashed the Islamist movement in Egypt, putting its leaders in jail and sealing off the borders with Gaza. While Hamas survives on donor money given to them via the Palestinian Authority by gullible Western donors, Gaza has become an isolated enclave. The Saudis and the Sunni bloc have no use for them at all, and neither do the Iranians because of the failure of Hamas to imitate Iran's Hezbollah proxy and send troops to Syria.
Hamas also knows that Abbas and his cronies,the old line Fatah mafiosos have Jordanian passports and lots of money squirreled away overseas from the aid money they stole and the kleptocrat nature of the PA itself. They're on the way out, and Hamas stands to inherit the whole enterprise with a little luck.
But that,of course brings up another point. Hamas is an openly genocidal organization as well as a terrorist group as defined by the U.S. State Department. The EU and of course President Obama and his regime have never faced up to the morality of demanding that Israel make concessions and give up territory to a Palestinian Authority that openly celebrates murderers and is allied with and funding Hamas as part of the 'Palestinian movement'. They've managed to avoid dealing with this partly by just ignoring it and partly because the Doha agreement between Hamas and Fatah was never fully implemented.
If they're both going to serve in a Palestinian unity government openly, however...well, that's going to be harder to ignore, especially with Abbas continuing to refuse to make any concessions to Israel or recognize it as a Jewish state. Although I'd bet your dollar to my dime President Obama And Secretary of State John Kerry will try.