In Onward Muslim Soldiers I explain what should be obvious to everyone by now: that the jihad ideology of radical Muslim groups like Hamas and Islamic Jihad poison prospects for a negotiated settlement in Israel. Here is more evidence: “A Palestinian militant group participating in Egyptian-mediated ceasefire talks vowed fresh attacks on Israel and said in a Friday statement it would not abide by any agreement to stop.” This from Reuters.
“Islamic Jihad’s statement appeared to skewer expectations that Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurie could come away from talks in Cairo among 13 Palestinian militant groups with an agreement to cease attacks on Israelis. . . .
“‘We remain committed to the choice of resistance as a strategic (one) to…dismiss the occupation from our land,’ said the statement issued by the Islamic Jihad’s armed wing in Gaza. ‘We will not abide by any agreement or any dialogue that will abandon these principles…and our painful reaction in the heart of (Israel) will not be delayed,’ the statement added.”