"Moderate" Hamas platform justifies terrorism as a "right." But so does Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah!.

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"Moderate" Hamas platform justifies terrorism as a "right." But so does Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah!.

Post by Thorin on Wed May 03, 2017 8:39 am

This is the part of the supposedly moderate Hamas "political document" that not only justifies murdering Israelis, but couches the murder of Israelis as a human right:
Resistance and Liberation:

24. The liberation of Palestine is the duty of the Palestinian people in particular and the duty of the Arab and Islamic Ummah in general. It is also a humanitarian obligation as necessitated by the dictates of truth and justice. The agencies working for Palestine, whether national, Arab, Islamic or humanitarian, complement each other and are harmonious and not in conflict with each other.

25. Resisting the occupation with all means and methods is a legitimate right guaranteed by divine laws and by international norms and laws. At the heart of these lies armed resistance, which is regarded as the strategic choice for protecting the principles and the rights of the Palestinian people.

26. Hamas rejects any attempt to undermine the resistance and its arms. It also affirms the right of our people to develop the means and mechanisms of resistance. Managing resistance, in terms of escalation or de-escalation, or in terms of diversifying the means and methods, is an integral part of the process of managing the conflict and should not be at the expense of the principle of resistance.
Yes, this is justification for bus bombings, rocket fire to civilian areas and stabbing random Jews.

But Hamas' main political rival, Fatah, believes the exact same thing.  From its 2009 political platform that has not been changed:

The liberation of the homeland is the central axis of the Fatah Movement’s struggle, including the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, as an inalienable right. This right cannot be lost by attrition since it was recognized and confirmed by the international community.... In the short run, it focuses on confronting the settlements, the judaization of Jerusalem, the siege imposed on our territories,  putting an end to the occupation of our cities and villages as a step towards achieving our strategic goals.

Fatah launched armed struggle, and other methods of legitimate resistance to liberate the homeland. Such a right is recognized by international law as long as the occupation of our land remains. ...

The Palestinian people’s right to practice armed resistance against the military occupation of their land remains a constant right confirmed by international law and international legality. However, the selection of struggle methods, in time and space depends on the capabilities of our people and our Movement.
The only differences between the Fatah and Hamas platforms is that Fatah says that sometimes it needs to use "peace" as a strategic option, while Hamas only says it may choose to "de-escalate" armed resistance. Fatah does add language claiming that it doesn't target civilians, a lie (it celebrates its attacks on civilians in the document itself as "legitimate resistance"). Hamas has claimed in the past that same lie, that it doesn't target civilians, but that lie did not make it into the political document.

Fatah makes it clear that its ultimate goal is the same as Hamas': to "liberate the homeland" which of course includes all of Israel, with a state in the territories as phase one. And Hamas says the same by saying that it would accept such a Palestinian state in the territories but by not emphasizing that its goal remains the same: from the river to the sea.

The media coverage of the Hamas document has not been as bad as I feared, although there is plenty to complain about. But there has been next to no coverage of the similar document issued by Mahmoud Abbas' movement. And the two documents are virtually identical.

And Fatah knows it:



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Re: "Moderate" Hamas platform justifies terrorism as a "right." But so does Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah!.

Post by Thorin on Wed May 03, 2017 8:47 am

Hamas expected to accept 1967 borders, drop call for war of extermination against Jews, but remains committed to fighting Israel

The new charter will accept the idea of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, but without recognizing Israel. According to Hamas sources, it will assail the Zionist enterprise as an aggressive project built on robbing the Palestinians of their rights. But in contrast to the organization’s original 1988 charter, it will call for a battle against Israel rather than a war of extermination against all Jews.

read more: http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/1.786618



Some regressive's think this is giving Israel what they want?
By having Hamas not accept their right to self determination and not accepting Israel right to exist. Worst of all justifying the murder of Israeli Jews. 

Gaza has not been occupied since 2005.

Yep more loony tunes from the Far left

They also think Israel has a charter?

Do they mean this?




[ltr]Declaration of Establishment of State of Israel[/ltr]


THE STATE OF ISRAEL will be open for Jewish immigration and for the Ingathering of the Exiles; it will foster the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants; it will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel; it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture; it will safeguard the Holy Places of all religions; and it will be faithful to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.



WE APPEAL - in the very midst of the onslaught launched against us now for months - to the Arab inhabitants of the State of Israel to preserve peace and participate in the upbuilding of the State on the basis of full and equal citizenship and due representation in all its provisional and permanent institutions


http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/foreignpolicy/peace/guide/pages/declaration%20of%20establishment%20of%20state%20of%20israel.aspx
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Post by Thorin on Thu May 11, 2017 7:40 pm

One of Hamas's most senior officials said on Wednesday a document published by the Islamist Palestinian group last week was not a substitute for its founding charter, which advocates Israel's destruction.


Speaking in Gaza City, Mahmoud al-Zahar, a regular critic of Israel, said the political policy document announced in Qatar on May 1 by Hamas's outgoing chief Khaled Meshaal did not contradict its founding covenant, published in 1988.


Trailed for weeks by Hamas officials, the document appeared to be an attempt to soften the group's language toward Israel. But it still called for "the liberation of all of historical Palestine", said armed resistance was a means to achieve that goal, and did not recognize Israel's right to exist.




http://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-hamas-idUSKBN1862PK

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