Yet more displacement and evasion of responsibility. The multiple recent Qassam attacks weren’t in violation of this fictional “truce”? Of course not — those were perpetrated by Muslims. Only the non-Muslim party to a truce can break it, doncha know.
From AP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
Hamas’ military wing on Friday said it would no longer honor a truce with Israel following a deadly Israeli artillery strike that killed seven civilians.
“The earthquake in the Zionist towns will start again,” said a leaflet distributed by the militants at a Hamas rally Friday night. “The resistance groups … will choose the proper place and time for the tough, strong and unique response.”
Israel and the Palestinians declared the truce in February 2005. Hamas, which has killed scores of Israelis in suicide bombings, has largely abided by the cease-fire.
Did you catch that? “Largely” abided by the cease-fire. In other words, they haven’t abided by it, because you can’t just “largely” stop launching bombs and shooting guns; you’re either doing it or you aren’t. Hamas has never renounced violence against Israel, or stopped approving of it — for example, in April, the group endorsed a suicide attack in Tel Aviv. Oh, but that was a “response to Israeli aggression,” you see. Of course. It always is.