Tuesday, July 05, 2005

If You're Lucky, The Hammer Won't Catch Fire

Hamas is refusing to play house with the PA, who offered them an undefined role in government several days ago.
According to the Beeb,
If Hamas had accepted the offer, it may well have made the Palestinian Authority's relations with Israel very much more difficult, our correspondent says.

Israel views Hamas as being among the worst of its terrorist enemies, a group sworn to Israel's eventual destruction, he adds.
Hmm, I wonder if they viewed them thus in the '70's, when they were funding them.

That UPI story contains my hands-down favorite ever quote about Israel and terror, from former State Department counter-terrorism official Larry Johnson:

"The Israelis are like a guy who sets fire to his hair and then tries to put it out by hitting it with a hammer."

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