I'm confused why our government officials are screaming their heads off against the Fatah-Hamas Terrorist Reconciliation.
They're saying it will block peace. They're saying it will free terrorists. They're saying that the IDF will have to go on higher alert levels. But mostly they're saying it will stop the peace process.
Do they think that Fatah (the PA) really cares? Do they really think that the PA plans to keep up this fiction for much longer?
They're not interested in peace. They're interested in a Palestinian state that replaces Israel. They're interested in declaring it in September.
They're also apparently a lot smarter than many of our ministers.
Scenario 1 is that by September the EU, the UN, and everyone else willfully ignores that Hamas is part of the PA government. They go to the UN. Everyone votes for the new terrorist state - the US certainly won't be a party-pooper and veto it. And presto, instant state.
Scenario 2. This summer they launch a full out war against Israel with Hezbollah's help. At some point they run to the UN and beg for a cease fire, and while they're at it, declare this their war of independence, which the UN will recognize as such (you can bet they like this scenario better, because it includes a war).
In either scenario, they get a state and come October, Hamas takes over. But they don't care. Phase 2 will have been achieved.
The PA isn't interested anymore in maintaining the fiction of Peace, because they are solely working towards a unilateral declaration of a state and war with Israel.
The sooner our government acknowledges that, the better.
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