the demise of the Israeli occupation regime is very imminent following the Arab Spring revolutions. Sheikh Salah also expressed his optimism that Jerusalem would be the capital of the Arab Spring after its liberation from the occupation. “The Aqsa Mosque will win because God’s promise will triumph over the Balfour declaration which separated Palestine from the nation,” he emphasized.
B. Khaled Mishaal, head of the political bureau of Hamas, announced in Jordan that
his movement accepted a Palestinian state with temporary borders is fabrication. This came during Mishaal’s speech, which was broadcasted on the Jordanian official TV channel on Saturday evening, and in which he asserted “We cannot accept a substitute for Palestine”.
C. PMW Bulletin Feb. 1, 2013 reports that
Fatah honors suicide bomber who killed 2 and injured hundreds on its official Facebook page
"One of the most honorable Martyrdom-seeking operations"
On its official Facebook page, Fatah has chosen to pay tribute to female suicide bomber Wafa Idris who killed 2 and injured hundreds of Israelis when she blew herself up in Jerusalem in January 2002. On the annual anniversary of the terror attack, the administrator of Fatah's Facebook page posted a picture of Idris and a long text describing her and her attack.
"The hero whose name the Zionists will remember well and so will Palestinians; the hero who sacrificed herself and her body for Palestine and became a symbol of the struggle and of Palestinian loyalty through one of the most honorable Martyrdom-seeking operations," the texts says about Wafa Idris.
And reread this.
And remember this from Dec. 8:
Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal has told tens of thousands of people marking the 25th anniversary of the Palestinian Islamist group's founding that it will not recognise Israel. In a fiery speech during his first ever visit to Gaza, he said Palestinians would not cede any part of their land..."As long as Palestine is ours and Palestine is the land of Arabism and Islam, we can never recognise the legitimacy of Israel's occupation of it," he told supporters. "There is no legitimacy for occupation. Hence, there is no legitimacy for Israel, however long time lasts."
What is the definition of "land of Palestine"?
“Today is Gaza. Tomorrow will be Ramallah and after that Jerusalem then Haifa and Jaffa,” he said.
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal vowed Gaza's rulers would never give up "an inch of the land" to Israel in an uncompromising speech before tens of thousands of cheering supporters at a triumphalist "victory" rally in Gaza City.
"Palestine is ours, from the river to the sea and from the south to the north. There will be no concession on an inch of the land," he told the crowd on his first visit to Gaza. "We will never recognise the legitimacy of the Israeli occupation and therefore there is no legitimacy for Israel, no matter how long it will take."
And then we have "well-wishers" like Richard Falk, who wrote:
In the aftermath of Khaled Mashaal’s emotional visit to Gaza in celebration of Hamas’ 25th anniversary, commentary in Israel and the West has focused on his remarks at a rally as ‘defiant’ and disclosing ‘the true face’ of Hamas. Emphasis was particularly placed on his dramatic pledge to recover the whole of historic Palestine, from the Mediterranean to Jordan, “inch by inch,” no matter how long such a process might take. Mashaal also challenged the legitimacy of the Zionist project, and justified Palestinian resistance in whatever form it might assume, although disavowing the intention to attack civilians as such, and denying any complicity by Hamas in the November 21, 2012 incident in Israel when a bomb exploded in a Jerusalem bus. These remarks certainly raise concerns for moderate Israelis...