Haniyeh is talking about the “right” of the “Palestinian” people “to cancel the cruel agreements that were signed in the past with the occupation regime” just as James Baker, Jimmy Carter, Condoleeza Rice, and the rest are calling for a new round of empty agreements (and very real Israeli concessions). The willful refusal to examine what a truce is in Islamic theology, and to proceed accordingly, is continually astounding.
“Hamas minister target of attempted assassination in Gaza,” by Avi Issacharoff for Haaretz, with thanks to Twostellas:
…Speaking to thousands of students at the University of Tehran on Friday, Haniyeh said: “The braggart of the world [the United States] and the Zionists … want us to accept the theft of Palestinian lands, stop the jihad and the resistance and accept the agreements signed with the Zionist enemy. We will never recognize the Zionist government. We will continue the jihad until Jerusalem is liberated.”
He also said that Iran provides the Palestinians with “strategic depth” in their fight against Israel.
On Saturday night he met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Following the meeting, Ahmadinejad said that Iran would stand shoulder to shoulder with the Palestinians until Jerusalem was liberated and urged: “The Palestinian government must not give in to international pressure; it must continue to fight the Jewish state.”
Haniyeh thanked Ahmadinejad for his support and replied: “My government has no intention of recognizing the occupation government. We support the Palestinian people’s right to resistance [the standard Palestinian term for terror attacks] and its right to cancel the cruel agreements that were signed in the past with the occupation regime.”