I don’t know if this is more a case of the pot calling the kettle black, or someone smoking too much pot.
Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal estimated Monday that the governmental changes in Israel would not end the stalemate in the negotiations aimed at securing the release of kidnapped Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit.
In an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro, Mashaal blamed Israel for the standstill in the talks.
Shalit has been held captive in Gaza for more than two years, and the talks for his release have been mediated by Israel in the past few months, without any results. According to Mashaal, the reason for the negotiations’ failure is Israel’s conduct.
“The talks with Israel were frozen because of the unreliability on the Israeli side,” he claimed.
Yep, you heard it. The leader of a terror organization that will stop at nothing (including lying) to achieve its goals calling Israel unreliable.
But it gets better. Or, perhaps more accurately, worse.
“Hamas did not reject the talks for a prisoner release and did not set new conditions. However, we object to any extortion on the part of Israel, which is interested in reducing the number of Palestinian prisoners who should be released,” Mashaal said in a Damascus speech in honor of the month of Ramadan.
Mashaal was asked to respond to the interviewer’s claim that “many Israelis say you want to throw them into the sea.”
“That’s not true. We have no problem with the Jews, only with those who occupy our land and rob us of our right. Their religion or race is irrelevant,” he explained.
I guess that would sound reasonable to someone not actually familiar with the Hamas Charter. The rest of us don’t appreciate having our intelligence insulted.
Introduction: ..Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious
Article Seven:…The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said:
“The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (evidently a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews.” (related by al-Bukhari and Moslem).
Article Twenty Eight: ..Israel, Judaism and Jews challenge Islam and the Moslem people. “May the cowards never sleep.”