Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Hamas vows full cease-fire if Israel helps end aid boycott of PA government
"If Israel agrees to persuade the international community not to boycott the new Palestinian unity government, the Palestinians "will offer a promise from Hamas and Fatah of a total cease-fire with Israel, including a complete halt to Qassam [rocket] fire and suicide bombings," a senior Hamas official told Haaretz on Tuesday.
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas plans to deliver this offer at his upcoming meeting with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Palestinian sources said. The meeting is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, thought according to the Palestinians, the date has not yet been finalized.
However, the Hamas official warned, if Israel presses for a continuation of the international boycott and refuses to work with the unity government, the existing partial cease-fire will be in danger......."
At this rate Hamas will be denouncing Palestinian resistance as "terrorism" in no time, just like "brother" Abu Mazen, all in the name of "national unity." I can see the day when Hamas clashes with Islamic Jihad; just give Ahmad Yousef some time.