25 January 2006

Hamas: to remove that shadow of a doubt

Hamas said it plans to retain its weapons and its commitment to the destruction of Israel after Wednesday's Palestinian Legislative Countil election, in which it slated to win seats for the first time.

"The Europeans and the Americans are telling Hamas to choose between arms and parliament. We say we will go for arms and parliament and there is no contradiction between the two of them," said Ismail Haniyah, a senior Hamas leader in Gaza.

Right - so there is no contradiction between our willingness to compromise and make peace and that tiny drone putting a puny missile in your arse, dear.

After casting his vote in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning, Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar said the group "will not change a single word in its covenant" calling for the destruction of Israel.

Thanks for making it clear. Again.