Hamas will not back UN bid, support statehood: Haniya

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    Hamas on Sunday said it would not back a UN membership bid, and warned that no Palestinian leader had a mandate to sacrifice fundamental Palestinian rights.

    Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniya, speaking in Gaza, said the group also continued to support the establishment of a Palestinian state on any part of "historical Palestine" but would not seek to disrupt the UN bid.

    His comments came as Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas heads to New York to submit a formal bid for UN membership for a Palestinian state on the lines that existed before the 1967 Six Day War.

    Speaking to a meeting of the Palestinian legislative council, Haniya warned that Palestinian rights must be protected.

    "There is no mandate for any Palestinian leadership to infringe on Palestinian national rights, nor is there a mandate for any Palestinian actor to make historic concessions on Palestinian land or the right of the Palestinians, foremost among them the right of return," he warned.

    "Given this position, we reiterate our rejection of this bid," he added.

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    Hamas Bans Gaza Students Studying Abroad:clap2:

     
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    The PFLP and Islamic Jihad have also come out with opposition to this bid.

    What will happen if the UN accepts Palestine on terms that most Palestinians disagree with? It would be non binding on the Palestinians as Abbas does not have the authority to make that bid.
     
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    Israel, not Palestine. Palestine is a European invention and no longer exists since Israeli statehood.

    The invention of Palestine: http://www.usmessageboard.com/4150094-post1.html
     
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    Why would so-called Palestinians, who are Arabs and mostly Muslims, identify by a Hebrew-based term? I guess they don't teach Hebrew, or history, in Pallie schools :lol: http://www.usmessageboard.com/4154063-post1.html
     
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    Interesting, Tinny.

    And strangely proximal to the electoral win by Bob Turner over a Liberal Democrat in a largely Jewish district...

    Could it be that the Obama administration has warned it will not support the bid?
    A bit of face-saving in advance?

    Wadda ya' think?
     
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    Er, Jews are just 2% of the US population. Maybe, Jews have control over all Americans' brains and can dictate how they should vote :lol:
     
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    Hamas, PFLP, and Islamic Jihad, to name a few, oppose the bid saying it is a big give away to Israel.
     
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    New York Jews rebuke Obama's anti-Israel policies


    By:philip Klein | 09/14/11 8:05 PM
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    ...at least some Jews to send a message to Obama.

    On Tuesday, New York City's heavily Jewish and reliably Democratic 9th congressional district went for Republican Bob Turner in the special election to replace disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner. Turner won by eight points in a district where Democrats have a 3-to-1 voting edge and Obama secured 55 percent of the vote in 2008. Silent Cal was in the White House the last time a Republican carried the district.


    Read more at the Washington Examiner: New York Jews rebuke Obama's anti-Israel policies | Philip Klein | Columnists | Washington Examiner

    What's your point?
     
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    Since Jews have lived in and ruled in Israel for 3000 years, why don't Hamas and the other jihadists just move back to Arabia where they came from? All desert, lots of room :clap2:
     
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