Hamas, Fatah reach deal on Israel – Mideast/N. Africa
International economic and political pressure begin to payoff. But until Hamas rejects terrorism, this first step will be worthless. Hamas got into power because the Palestinians overwhelmingly supported terror, i.e., suicide terrorist.
Per terrorismexperts.org, “Palestinian terrorism, once focused on the international arena, is now concentrated inside Israel . The Ideology of the Palestinian struggle has become more universal and is now dominated by Pan-Islamic character.”
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – The rival Hamas and Fatah movements agreed on a plan implicitly recognizing Israel, a top Palestinian official said Tuesday after weeks of acrimonious negotiations aiming to lift crippling international aid sanctions.
Moderate President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah has been trying to coax his Hamas rivals into endorsing the document, which calls for a Palestinian state alongside Israel, in effect recognizing the Jewish state. He has endorsed the plan as a way to end sanctions against the Hamas-led Palestinian government and pave the way to reopening peace talks with Israel.