This is a group that up until a few years ago celebrated on its website its murders of civilians on buses and in restaurants as jihad victories. Was that website designed by the Israelis? From AP, with thanks to Mackie:
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — The exiled political leader of Hamas said Friday the world has the wrong image of the Islamic militant group and he urged the international community to stop viewing it through the eyes of Israel.
“We believe that most of the leaders in Europe, in the West, have … a wrong image about Hamas, because this image doesn’t reflect us. It reflects how some people, especially Israel, see Hamas,” Khaled Mashaal told The Associated Press, surrounded by bodyguards on a commercial flight from Ankara to Istanbul.
“We want the world, and especially the countries in the West, to understand us, to understand Hamas well, to understand the will of the Palestinian people, the national goals of Hamas and the Palestinian people.”
Yes, they’re lovable fellows. Just ignore all those murders and keep the money flowing.