While Kerry pressures Israel to free more terrorists
While Kerry pressures Israel to free more terrorists, the Palestinian Authority is getting back together with Hamas whose charter envisions the destruction of Israel and the extermination of the Jewish people.
Hamas has officially notified Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas of the movement's decision to join a national unity government which will prepare for upcoming presidential and parliamentarian elections, sources told Ma’an on Tuesday.
The sources, allegedly privy to the details, said that Abbas had previously received two phone calls from Hamas' chief Khalid Mashaal and from prime minister of the Hamas-run government in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh.
The two allegedly confirmed to Abbas that Hamas had agreed to join a national unity government with Fatah.
These unity governments do have a history of falling apart because the assorted terrorist groups can't actually get along with each other for any relevant period of time.
But if this doesn't fall apart in five minutes, it's because Fatah needs Hamas backing to extract more concessions from Israel, while Hamas lets Fatah do the negotiating it won't do, only to knock out Fatah in the end and continue the war against Israel.
Kerry and Obama have very little to say about the fact that Hamas runs Gaza and that the negotiations are therefore a sham. Furthermore Hamas is the legally elected government of the Palestinian Authority.
And Hamas refuses to recognize Israel or end its campaign of terror. And most Palestinian Arabs have no expectations that anything will change no matter how many terrorists Israel releases.
A majority of Palestinians believe that the current peace talks with Israel have reached a dead end and see no point in their continuation, a public opinion poll published Monday showed. The poll also showed that a majority of Palestinians expect the talks to fail. Previous public opinion polls have also indicated that a majority of Palestinians are opposed to the negotiations with Israel and expect a third intifada. . . . The survey showed that 56 percent of the Palestinians expect a fresh confrontation with Israel. According to the poll, 51% of respondents expressed opposition to the talks with Israel, while only 33% supported their continuation. Another 56% of respondents said they did not expect the negotiations to lead to peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
So, besides the usual motive of pandering to Muslim terrorists, what is the point of any of this?