Go back to sleep, everyone. Nothing to be concerned about here. The new PA PM is a “pragmatic former university administrator.” Probably he’s a gentle cuddly fellow, a lot like his fellow university prof and jihad supporter Sami Al-Arian. I’m sure that when he shouts “Death to America! Death to Israel!” he does it with the sweetest smile on his face.
Pragmatic? Haniyeh said after the Hamas victory that the Palestinians would “complete the liberation of other parts of Palestine.” That means the destruction of Israel. Whether he means to accomplish this through the slow attrition of negotiated concessions, or violence, or both, the outcome is the same.
“Abbas Picks Hamas Leader to Form New Govt,” from AP, with thanks to JE:
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Hamas presented its choice for Palestinian prime minister “” a pragmatic former university administrator “” and the Islamic militant group reached out to other factions, including Fatah, to join a broad-based Cabinet that might stand a chance of gaining international approval.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Ismail Haniyeh met for more than two hours late Monday, but the expected official designation of the Hamas leader as prime minister was put off until Tuesday, when the two are to speak again.
Haniyeh’s appointment is just a formality, since Hamas won last month’s election by a landslide and has an absolute majority in the new parliament.