“When they accept the peace process”? And when exactly will that be? This via Pamela, who notes that the Hamas Charter quotes Hasan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, saying: “Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors.” Where is there room for a “peace process” in that?
AFP – Paris will talk to the Islamist Hamas movement when it shows it is ready to seek peace with Israel, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said on Tuesday.
“It is our opinion — and we realised this long ago — that Hamas was one of the interlocutors” in the Middle East peace process, he told French lawmakers.
“We believe we will have to talk to them when they accept the peace process, when they agree to start negotiations,” Kouchner said….
They may well agree to do that. But will that mean they have discarded their overall goal? Absolutely not.