Sorry folks, but the Tundra Tabloids will believe Hamas is serious about recognizing Israel after seeing a period of two years or more of no incitment of Jews and of Israel in their mosques, schools, media and television programing, as well as cracking down on those who continue to promote it.
Most importantly, there has to be seen a drastic improvement in the way they deal with their own citizens’ human rights, and rule of law. When Hamas is no longer a danger to their own people, they’ll no longer constitute a threat to the State of Israel. But this all brings a couple of interesting aspects to light, so you’re going to have to look at this recent development from at least two perspectives:
a) The blockade indeed worked, which proves the anti-Israel nay-sayers to have been grossly wrong, and that by ending it too early, would have only served the Hamas’ best interests, or b) the Arabs are simply practicing what they do best in their dealings with the non-Muslim, taqiyya, lying through their teeth in order to gain some advantage that is impossible duing the present day status quo.
Hamas has accepted Israel’s right to exist and would be prepared to nullify its charter, which calls for the destruction of Israel, Aziz Dwaik, Hamas’s most senior representative in the West Bank, said on Wednesday.