Dry Bones Blog
According to Chinese reports of a few hours ago:
Haneya aide: Hamas, Fatah in secret talks
GAZA, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Secret talks are going on between the rival movements of Fatah and Hamas to resume the general dialogue, which collapsed following Hamas' takeover of the Gaza Strip, an aide to sacked Hamas prime minister Ismail Haneya revealed on Tuesday.
"There are efforts and initiatives to bridge the gap between Hamas and Fatah but these attempts remain behind closed doors," said Ahmed Youssef, Haneya's political advisor. -more
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And amazingly, the frustrated Israeli public still cannot find a way to dump this disaster of a Prime Minister whose attempts to find peace may prove to be even more dangerous than his incompetent waging of war.
Labels: Hamas, Olmert, Peace, PLO, War, West Bank
Who really believes that when a real war finally breaks out as Israel is forced to fight for survival that Fatah will fight with Israel against Hamas? Hamas tossing Fatah out of Gaza was a power struggle over who has access to the arms and money. Blood is thicker than water and Arabians will never fight against Arabians when Jews, the preferable target are available. If Fatah has the big Mo' in soliciting arms and money, Hamas will continue to play the role of heavy to Abu Mazen's nice guy. When the chips are down, the arms and money will flow freely between Fatah and Hamas.
Sadly, all too many good natured people in governments world wide (realizing this is limited to a handful of countries) are willing to believe that murderers and thugs change their ways due to substantial financial bribery. Others believe that bribery earns good will, reality being that the costs of a diplomatic entry ticket and protection for their nation's citizens is cash. Afterall, when the Jews are the victim's why waste diplomatic good-will for moral clarity?