30 March 2006

Yes, but on the other hand...

It seems that Israeli government, when it is formed, has its work cut out for it.

As Jerusalem Post reports, Hamas wants to negotiate:

Hamas sources warned on Thursday that if Israel did not begin its negotiations with the Palestinians, they would return to their armed struggle.

apparently their will to make peace is so strong they will not hesitate to kill for it.

Furthermore, Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh announced in his inauguration on Wednesday that all members of his government were "potential shahids (martyrs)."

That is an announcement to be applauded. So, let's go for peace negotiations, why don't we?

But, on the other hand, as Haaretz says:

Meanwhile, the armed groups in Gaza, including ones from Fatah, Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance Committees, announced they would continue their armed struggle against Israel. Islamic Jihad, which launched a Katyusha rocket into Israel on Tuesday, announced it also had Russian-made Grad missiles, and that it intended to increase its launches into Israel.

Quite a quandary, isn't it? Kill you if you wouldn't negotiate, kill you if you would.

Go figure...

Cross-posted on Yourish.com