Michael Totten

No Peace With Hamas

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

It will take a long time—most likely decades at least—but a cold peace of some kind between Israelis and Palestinians is likely eventually. All wars eventually end, after all. Peace with Hamas, however, is impossible unless and until Hamas transforms itself out of all recognition.

The following “sermon” was broadcast on Hamas’ Al Aksa TV station five days ago.

Allah, oh our Lord, vanquish Your enemies, enemies of the religion
[Islam] in all places.
Allah, strike the Jews and their sympathizers,
the Christians and their supporters,
the Communists and their adherents.
Allah, count them and kill them to the last one, and don’t leave even one.

And let’s not forget that Hamas is no longer a terrorist organization in the usual sense of the world. It’s now a government (of Gaza) with an army.