Many stakeholders in the Palestinian-Israelis peace pursuit are devastated by the Fatah joining forces with Hamas. Hamas is a radical Muslim terrorist organization of the nature that Tony Blair has warned about. It is an enemy of all free nations and the West. There is no way forward for Palestinians via this pact that was formed days ago. It was unnecessary except to emphasize that the Fatah doesn’t really want peace. There are many situations in the Middle East that can easily erupt into wide-scale war as the free world has matured to understanding that negotiating with terrorists is not an option.
“‘It's a blow to Israel; it's a blow to peace,’ he said. ‘I think, Bret, it's a terrible blow to the Palestinian people, because they must choose, too, whether they want to go forward or go backward. Yesterday, with the pact with Hamas, the Palestinian people went, took a huge step backward, away from peace, away from a good future for themselves.’
The unity plan is meant to end a seven-year rift between the rival factions. But Israel objects to any participation in Palestinian politics by Hamas, an Islamic militant group sworn to Israel's destruction. The group has killed hundreds of Israelis in suicide bombings and other attacks over the past two decades.”
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