Militias vs. Palestinian “Reconciliation”

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas says he does not want to see “militias” in the Gaza Strip if and when the “reconciliation” agreement he reached with Hamas is implemented. “The Palestinian leadership will not accept the model of militias in the Gaza Strip because it isn’t a successful one,” Abbas told the Chinese news agency Xinhua. “There should be one authority, one law and one weapon, with no militias.”

Hamas, for its part, has already rejected Abbas’s demand. Hamas has said it has no intention of disarming despite the “reconciliation” agreement recently signed in Cairo. “We can’t give up our weapons and because the Palestinian people are still in the phase of national liberation,” said Yehya Sinwar, the Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip. “We also can’t and won’t recognize Israel.”

Hamas’s refusal to disarm should come as no surprise.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The one thing about Hamas I appreciate is its honesty about its agenda. The “reconciliation” was entirely about giving excuses to wishfully thinking diplomats. Should Abbas be deposed as a result of this sham, it will be a clarifying moment.

  • simus1

    Paying the huge aid bills (bribes) involving the multiple gangster factions festering within “Palestine” to sort of minimize their terrorist activity against Israel for a few more years is sharia compliant but ultimately worthless.