Required Reading: New Hamas Website
Fresh from launching rockets aimed at Israelis, Hamas has now just launched a new website aimed at the English speaking audience.
But back to the new website. Clearly, Hamas has gone to some effort with this website to up its propaganda war. And I am glad. Because they are being quite upfront about their goals.
For example, there is this post:
Abu Marzook: Hamas Seeks a State on Whole of Palestine
Mousa Abu Marzook, member of Hamas political bureau, stated today that Hamas wants a state in the whole Palestine not only in Gaza .
Abu Marzook affirmed Hamas’s adherence to resistance as the mean towards liberating the land of Palestine.
Does Israel have a right to exist?
Israel is not a normal state. It is a settler colonial state that was created during and after mass expulsion and dispossession of the Palestinian people. Sixty-seven years on, millions of Palestinians remain victim of occupation, exile and dispersion. Recognizing Israel effectively means legitimizing what Israel has done to the Palestinian people and legitimizing all Zionist claims upon which Israel was created.
The relation between the Palestinian people and Israel is not between sovereign states. It is a relation driven by Israeli colonialism, dispossession, and military occupation and the Palestinians’ struggle for freedom and self-determination. This is the reality of the matter; there is no way around it.
Now compare to statements by the likes of Jimmy Carter:
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter visited Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas this weekend at his headquarters in Ramallah, and declared that Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal is not a “terrorist.” Carter said that he would not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because it was a “waste of time,” and that Meshaal not only wanted a “peace process,” but would commit to recognizing Israel as part of a deal brokered by Saudi Arabia.
And other Israel haters like Richard Silverstein:
— Tikun Olam (@richards1052) March 15, 2015
Israelis won't settle for 67 borders. When they're ready Hamas will be. @DrF3ll
— Tikun Olam (@richards1052) March 16, 2015
Remember, this is from their website aimed at the international audience. They are being very brazen in revealing they do not accept Israel and never will (unlike the forked tongue approach of the PA, who say one thing in English and another in Arabic).
Which also tells you much about how emboldened they are from the international community, from whom they are clearly feeling the love despite their genocidal goals and tactics.