This should come as no surprise to anyone who understands the jihad ideology, which allows for no negotiated settlements except those that are adopted on a temporary basis while the mujahedin gather strength. From CNSNews.com, with thanks to Nicolei:
Gaza City (CNSNews.com ) – The scheduled withdrawal of Israeli communities from the Gaza Strip is a defeat for Israel, and the armed conflict that led to that “defeat” will continue until Israel leaves all of the West Bank and Israel, a senior Hamas leader said in an interview with Cybercast News Service.
Hamas, on the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations, is taking credit for Israel’s decision to uproot Jewish communities and Israeli military bases from the Gaza Strip and the northern West Bank. The disengagement, initiated by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, is scheduled to begin in mid-August….
Educated in Cairo, Zahar is a surgeon who once taught at an Islamic university, he said. Far from being grateful for the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, Zahar said the process needs to continue — until Jews also leave the entire West Bank and all of Israel.
“They are going to leave [Gaza], not because this is a gift from Israel. This is because they failed to confront our people, so don’t describe their withdrawal from here…as a gift for the Palestinians,” Zahar said in an interview at his home in Gaza. “This is because they are defeated here.”