November 22, 2012
DEALING FROM STRENGTH:
Hamas declares 'victory' after cease-fire (KHALED ABU TOAMEH, 11/21/2012, Jerusalem Post)
Sources in the Gaza Strip said that the Hamas leadership instructed its members to abide by the cease-fire and to stop firing at Israel."History will mention that Gaza once hit Tel Aviv and Jerusalem with rockets," boasted a Hamas activist in Gaza City."Today we triumphed. This is a victory from Allah."Ahmed Bahr, a senior Hamas official, welcomed the cease-fire agreement."The resistance groups have achieved a historic victory and paved the way for the battle of liberating Palestine," he said.
Mashaal: I accept a Palestinian state on '67 borders (Jerusalem Post.11/22/2012)
Bibi Netanyahu would not have behaved any differently this month if he were pro-Hamas.Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal declared a position on Palestinian statehood that is nearly identical to that of his Fatah rival, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, in an interview with CNN aired Wednesday."I accept a Palestinian state according [to] the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as the capital, with the right to return," the Hamas leader told Christine Amanpour in Cairo.Pushed about his party's refusal to recognize Israel, Mashaal said such a declaration could only be made once a Palestinian state has been created.
Posted by Orrin Judd at November 22, 2012 9:32 AM