09 November 2006

The truce that never was

Dancing on the graves - this is the only image that comes to mind while reading the following in Globe and Mail under a headline: Truce with Israel over, Hamas says.

Khaled Meshaal, the exiled political leader of Hamas, told a press conference in Damascus that his group's military wing will respond with "deeds, not words." He said a ceasefire that the group reached with Israel in early 2005 is now completely finished.

"The armed struggle is free to resume, and the resistance will be dictated by local circumstances," he said. "There must be a roaring reaction so that we avenge all those victims."

The threat to return to the violence of the worst intifada years was made as the extent of the carnage in the town of Beit Hanoun became clear.
So, the group reached a truce with Israel in 2005? Interesting - because no one in Israel knows about this happy occasion. Is it the same Khaled Meshaal of Hamas that encourages the development of rocket science in Gaza for the last several years? Same Meshaal that promised to make Sderot "a ghost town"? Same Meshaal that pulls all strings to sabotage the negotiations about release of our kidnapped soldier, Gilad Shalit?

Khaled Meshaal - a nasty residue of an unfinished job.

Truce - a nasty lie by a nasty residue of an unfinished job.

Cross-posted on Yourish.com