Hamas rejects international observers in Gaza

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    Palestinian terror groups hosted in Syria, including Hamas, rejected deploying international observers or troops in Gaza on Saturday.

    A statement issued by the groups after a meeting attended by Hamas political leader Khaled Mashaal also rejected any security arrangement that "infringes on the right of resistance against Israeli occupation."

    The statement reiterated Hamas's demands including an immediate halt to Israeli attacks, full withdrawal of Israeli troops from Gaza, lifting the siege and opening all border crossings. It said these demands serve as the "foundation for any initiatives or suggestions for a solution."

    The statement came hours after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called on Hamas, which controls Gaza, to reach an agreement to end the fighting.

    Hamas rejects international observers in Gaza | Confronting Hamas | Jerusalem Post
     
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    They know that using civilians as shields is a violation of international law.

    Where are all the morons now who keep saying it's ISRAEL that needs to make peace. :cuckoo:
     
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    what is the point of accepting it when Israel wont stop killing ppl, anyway.
     
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    Hamas shows again why it has no credibility.

    It cannot make the usual outragious 'war crimes' claims if a neutral observer monitors it's activities.
     
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    Is anyone really surprised? International observers might recognize that they are terrorists.
     
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    Not necessarily if they come from the UN, but the fact is Israel is demanding more than just observers. Israel is demanding a credible mechanism in place to end the smuggling of weapons, and that is just not going to happen. Hamas might have had some control over events in the very early days of the operation if it had quickly agreed to a cease fire, but once the diplomats at the UN agreed with the US that any cease fire had to be durable, meaning a credible mechanism had to be in place to end the weapons smuggling, it was all over for Hamas and the only way this could end was with a full Israeli reoccupation of Gaza.

    Israel is following a plan that has undergone months of study. Stage one of the plan was the aerial bombardment, stage two, just completed, was the IDF taking control of northern Gaza, stage three, about to begin involves the IDF moving ground forces into southern Gaza to take control there and stage four, which might be coming much sooner than some think, involves setting up the infrastructure for a full Israeli reoccupation of Gaza and the toppling of Hamas' bloody and brutal reign of terror there. Did anyone ever really imagine this could have ended any other way?

    The majority of Israelis had supported the withdrawal from Gaza but most now believe it had been a mistake, understandably, and it is clear that Israel never would have withdrawn if it had believed Hamas would take over there. Today, with every rocket fired at Israel, with every injured Israeli soldier, with every hysterical anti Israei outburst from a screaming head at the UN, Likud's prospects in the next election go up because it had opposed the Gaza withdrawal and Kadima's prospects diminish because the party had been formed largely to support the withdrawal. It is now almost certain that Likud will win the next elections, Netanyahu will be the next PM and he will preside over a right wing coalition government.

    None of this would have been possible without the stupid, pointless violence from Hamas. Once again, the Palestinians have managed to take a time of opportunity, the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, and turn it into a time of pain, defeat and humiliation. Was ever any people so ill served by its leaders as the Palestinians are? Was ever any culture so dysfunctional as their's?
     
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    They're deflecting in other threads making victim arguments for Arabs killed by Israeli counterattacks.
     
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