A dialogue with Hamas

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    In early November 2010, Manuela Paraipan met with the Beirut-based Hamas leader Ousama Hamdan in Damascus. Delegated to speak on Hamas's behalf, in this extended two-part interview Hamdan engages in an in-depth discussion of the party's affairs, policies and interests. This dialogue follows Manuela Paraipan's recently published interview with Hamas leader Khaled Meshal and offers additional views and insights into Hamas's position and activities.

    MP: What is Hamas policy, if any, regarding civilians? Are they a target for the militants?

    Ousama Hamdan: In 2005, I challenged the Israelis to bring out the list with the people that were killed in Hamas operations and to identify the militants and the civilians. I said at the time that you will discover that more than 70 percent of them are militants.

    In fact, Hamas did not work to target civilians. It is so simple if you want to do that. However, Hamas does not target schools, cinemas, hospitals, which the Israelis have done all the time.

    The main question was about the settlers: are they civilians or not? According to the Geneva Accord they are not. Even according to the Israelis they are not.

    In 2003 we went to Cairo. The Egyptians asked whether Hamas is ready to stop the martyrdom operations or not. We gave the Egyptians a better offer. We were ready to have an agreement to stop targeting civilians [on] both sides. The army is supposed to fight, but civilians should be out of it. The Egyptians agreed and passed it on to the Israelis.

    Ariel Sharon sent Efraim Halevi, who was the head of Shin Bet at the time. The Egyptians, who were the mediators, negotiated with Halevi. When we reached the definition of civilians, we accepted the definition put forward by the Geneva Accord. The Israelis were surprised as they did not expect that. We said that the settlers are not civilians and the answer was, yes, they are not.

    Halevi went back to Israel, but Sharon rejected the proposal. He said that he is not giving us the chance to kill his soldiers while his hands are tied behind the back because he retaliated against civilians.During the war in Gaza (2008 – 2009), in two specific events our militants captured Israeli militants and they were killed in both occasions by the Israelis.

    A dialogue with Hamas - Part 1

    A dialogue with Hamas - Part 2
     
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    Hamasistanians are galactically obsene liars, of course.
     
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    Are Israeli settlers civilians or militants?
     
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    They are not civilians.
     
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    I'd rather see Israel stay like this:

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    Than like this:

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    So, thanks but no thanks.
     
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    Miss Palestine Competition

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    Israeli settlers are necessary, integral, and active members of the occupation. There would be no Israel without them. They are not civilians.

    What does this mean?

    The Palestinians only attack settlers. Their attacks are not acts of terrorism, but are acts of self defense.

    The whole "terrorism" thing is nothing more than political name calling.
     
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    Oh, yes, the Pals are pretending to be what they are not to gain what they do not deserve.
     
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    http://www.middleeastmonitor.org.uk/resources/interviews/1899-a-dialogue-with-hamaspart-2
     
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    Palestinian® lands and other Tales of Black Shawarma.
    Because the White House and euroschmucks want it in their peace smoking sessions. Simple, really.
    Funny, every palestinian® thug thinks he's as important, as the saudi king. It's obvious, modesty applies only to their fems.
    Always excuses to hide a fact that, palestinians® are other arabs from the same general hood, who are in deep denial about never being able to accomplish anything in life and would rather wrap themselves in the seductive melodrama of eternal struggle and death.
     

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