c'mon...what are israels options???

  1. Yak
    13,672 Posts.
    Be interesting to hear the rabbles solution to this next phase...

    Read the bold enlarged bit.

    Gaza evacuation 'beginning of Israel's destruction'
    Hamas announces attacks to 'liberate' entire Jewish state

    Posted: August 20, 2005
    1:00 a.m. Eastern

    By Aaron Klein

    NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza – Israel's evacuation of Gaza's Jewish communities is a victory for "Palestinian resistance" and the beginning of the destruction of the Jewish state, senior Hamas leaders said this week, announcing they would next focus their efforts on removing Israel from the West Bank.

    "The resistance and the steadfastness of our people forced the Zionists to withdraw," overall Hamas leader Khaled Meshal told reporters from Beirut. "The resistance is capable of ending the Israeli occupation and achieving all our rights. The armed struggle is the only strategy that Hamas possesses."

    Meshal said Wednesday that Hamas would refuse any efforts by the Palestinian Authority or the international community to force his terror organization to disarm but reiterated he doesn't want to confront the PA.

    "As long as Palestinian lands remain under occupation, Hamas won't lay down its weapons. ... Hamas is not competing with the Palestinian Authority, but we reject attempts to monopolize power."

    Mahmoud Zahar, Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip, explained that now that his organization has taken charge in Gaza, it will next focus efforts on forcing Israel from the West Bank.

    "Now, after the victory in the Gaza Strip, we will transfer the struggle first to the West Bank and later to Jerusalem," Zahar told a European newspaper this week. "We will continue the struggle until we liberate all our lands. This is an important day for the Palestinians and proof that the armed struggle has born fruit."

    Zahar went on to explain Hamas would not stop its attacks until all of Israel is destroyed:

    "Neither the liberation of the Gaza Strip, nor the liberation of the West Bank or even Jerusalem will suffice us. Hamas will pursue the armed struggle until the liberation of all our lands. We don't recognize the state of Israel or its right to hold onto one inch of Palestine. Palestine is an Islamic land belonging to all the Muslims."

    The comments coincide with recent Hamas announcements it will begin the next phase of its war to destroy the Jewish state by launching Qassam rockets at Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and West Bank communities instead of focusing on suicide bombings.
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