Friday, June 15, 2007

New Philistia

Hamas Gives Amnesty, Killings Persist

Hamas has completely taken over the Gaza strip.

Hamas offered amnesty to its defeated foes as violence tapered off from five days of bloodshed that claimed more than 90 lives.

With the takeover of Gaza, Fatah leader Abbas has moved his government to the West Bank.

Safe in the West Bank, Abbas moved quickly to cement his rule there after losing control of Gaza to Hamas forces. He replaced Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, a Hamas member, with Finance Minister Salam Fayyad, a respected economist, to head a new moderate government

In their arrogance, Hamas does not realize what is happening to them.

Hamas…denounced Abbas' move as a coup. Hamas' supreme leader, Syrian-based Khaled Mashaal, later said Abbas has legitimacy as an elected president and promised to cooperate…

Hamas, by their actions, have shown the World their promises are worthless. Little do they realize the lack of support they will be receiving from the region.

Abbas received immediate pledges of support from Israel, the U.S., Egypt, Jordan, the U.N. and Saudi Arabia.

Gaza should be renamed New Philistia and sealed off.


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