Abbas: Hamas Assurances are Only to Trick the Americans

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Nothing has changed since Arafat’s time. It’s still the same old game.

Al-Ghussein, who was Hamas government spokesman until the advent of the new unity government with Fatah, posted these words about Abbas’s duplicity on his Facebook page.

“You know what Mahmoud Abbas says behind closed doors?? He says: ‘Guys, let me [continue] saying what I say to the media. Those words are meant for the Americans and the occupation (i.e., Israel), not for you [Hamas]. What’s important is what we agree on among ourselves. In other words, when I go out [publicly] and say that the government is my [Abbas] government and it recognizes ‘Israel’ and so on, fine – these words are meant to trick the Americans. But we agree that the government has nothing to do with politics (i.e., foreign relations). The same thing happened in 2006,’ he [Abbas] said: ‘Don’t harp on everything I tell the media, forget about the statements in the media.’

Palestinian Media Watch has been at it for a while, but the media chooses not to listen. It reruns the same lies. The State Department vomits up talking points about the new “Technocratic” government and the US aid to terrorists keeps flowing.

  • wileyvet

    Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Khosrau will be ruined, and there will be no Khosrau after him, and Caesar will surely be ruined and there will be no Caesar after him, and you will spend their treasures in Allah’s Cause.” He called, “War is deceit’.
    Sahih Bukhari 4:52:267

    Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle called,: “War is deceit”.
    Sahih Bukhari 4:52:268

    Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah: The Prophet said, “War is deceit.”
    Sahih Bukhari 4:52:269

    Let not the believers Take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah: except by way of precaution, that ye may Guard yourselves from them. But Allah cautions you (To remember) Himself; for the final goal is to Allah.
    Qur’an 3:28

    Any one who, after accepting faith in Allah, utters Unbelief,- except under compulsion, his heart remaining firm in Faith – but such as open their breast to Unbelief, on them is Wrath from Allah, and theirs will be a dreadful Penalty..
    Qur’an 16:106

    • Bamaguje

      Taqiyyah for non-Muslims.

  • Ban Liberals

    Once a stinking terrorist Fakeistinian, always a stinking terrorist Fakeistinian.

  • Judahlevi

    Yes, fault the Palestinian Arabs for lying…

    But also fault the US State Department for knowing they are lying and defending them anyway – just to keep American taxpayer dollars flowing to them.

    Fault Obama for openly preferring Muslims and his willingness to believe anything they say while denigrating Israel’s Prime Minister.

    Obama also said that he would be more “flexible” with Putin and “Reset” the button with Russia (Hillary’s grand achievement as SOS). Putin easily revealed the naiveté of Obama/Hillary. He listens to the wrong people, and insults our true friends.

    Amateur hour now going on for almost six years.

  • Anukem Jihadi

    He’s probably telling Kerry the same thing from the opposite angle.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Exactly how it works. And Kerry smugly thinks he’s smarter than we are. Which is why it always works and the jihad marches on.

  • WillielomanIII

    Sure, but unless you can get the Jew hating NY Times to publish this on the front page, it is meaningless.

  • Nemodon

    Hamas troll in the dungeon can’t you tell?