Mahmoud al-Zahar spoke in Gaza City declaring that the policy document announced in Qatar on May 1st by outgoing terror chief Khaled Meshaal didn't contradict the 1988 Hamas charter that calls for the destruction of Israel saying they did not recognize Israel's right to exist and armed resistance was how they were going to achieve that holy goal.
"The pledge Hamas made before God [Allah] was to liberate all of Palestine," Zahar said. "The charter is the core of (Hamas's) position and the mechanism of this position is the document."
Many realistic Western countries are not afraid to call Hamas a terrorist group due to their refusal to renounce violence, recognize Israel's right to exist, and use the Koran to justify killing infidels, particularly Jews, Christians, Hindus, Jains, Muslims of 'other' sects, atheists, gays, lesbians and transgender people and other groups too numerous to mention.
In the new document, Hamas agrees to a transitional Palestinian state but only with the pre- 1967 borders, which will leave Israel effectively defenseless and an 'easy kill.'
Never mind that Israel fought and won their present boundaries as the spoils of war, which is an acceptable standard for all other countries, except Israel.
Supposedly, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who heads the rival Fatah movement that controls the Israeli-occupied West Bank, claims to recognize Israel's right to exist and seeks a final peace agreement based on those lines. Of course, once Israel give in and allows the return of the 1967 borders, it's a good bet that Israel will be attacked.
President Trump will meet with Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he visits the region this month. I predict nothing will change because Bibi Netanyahu knows the score and what the Palestinian Authority and Hamas have in store for them.
Zahar doesn't go along with Abbas on the issue of borders. "We have reaffirmed the unchanging constant principles that we do not recognize Israel; we do not recognize the land occupied in 1948 as belonging to Israel and we do not recognize that the people who came here (Jews) own this land.
"Therefore, there is no contradiction between what we said in the document and the pledge we have made to God [Allah] in our (original) charter," Zahar said as the pus-pimple on his nose began to leak.
On Sunday, Netanyahu took Hamas's "hateful document" and tossed it into a trash can and said that Hamas was trying to fool the world.
Netanyahu is wrong--Hamas is only fooling the West and the BDS morons who are clueless about the truth.
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