Just in case anyone still isn’t sure about Mahmoud Abbas’ attachment to the jihad ideology — that justifies wanton murder of innocents and will brook no peaceful coexistence. From the Jerusalem Newswire, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
JERUSALEM – Far from being enemies of peace and cold-blooded murderers of men, women and children, PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas said the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist organizations were his brethren.
“We’re continually in contact with our brethren in the Jihad movement and the Islamic resistance movement [Hamas], along with other [terror groups],” Abbas told reporters Sunday following a meeting of the PLO’s executive committee in Gaza City.
Both Hamas and Islamic Jihad were invited to attend the meeting. Hamas declined, but Islamic Jihad leader Mohammed Al-Hindi was in attendance.
Over the past week, Abbas has increased efforts to convince Hamas and Islamic Jihad to officially join the PLO in order to deflect pressure to dismantle the groups.