That great truce with Hamas lasted for an entire month. And it only lasted that long because Hamas took some serious damage in this round of fighting. But the rockets are back. And a truce with a terrorist group that stops trying to kill you only when it needs time to rearm is a stupid and senseless thing.
In April 2011, Haniyeh wrote a letter to UN Chief Ban Ki-moon saying that, “We would never thwart efforts to create an independent Palestinian state with borders [from] June 4, 1967, with Jerusalem as its capital.” And the media cheered that finally Hamas had come around. And then in Dec 2011, Haniyeh said. “These principles are absolute and cannot be disputed: Palestine – all of Palestine – is from the sea to the river. We won’t relinquish one inch of the land of Palestine.”