This is the government with which everyone wants to enter into negotiations.
By Ali Waked in Ynet News, with thanks to Kemaste:
Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Friday that he and his followers chose to be in the Hamas movement to be shahids (martyrs) and sacrifice their lives for Allah and not to be ministers.
Haniyeh made the comments at a ceremony in the Gaza Strip, attended by some 100,000 people, marking 19 years since the founding of Hamas.
The Palestinian leader called for unity among the Palestinian factions, after days of continually escalating violence in the Strip and the West Bank.
“Palestinian blood must be safeguarded; we must unite for the fight to free our lands and holy sites,” he said. With that, Haniyeh said no amount of pressures on his government would lead Hamas to modify its stances.