Why Hamas Won

(Ynet News) Maj.-Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror - The Oslo accords brought a corrupt Palestinian group to power that did everything it could to get rich from the public purse. In hindsight, it was a terrible mistake to accept these people as partners in the diplomatic process and to impose them on the Palestinians. More than 80% of Palestinians believe Hamas and its terrorism forced Israel to withdraw from Gaza. What Israelis believe is "determination" is interpreted in Gaza as "weakness." This is the time for Israel to signify, via its actions and behavior, the complete rejection of Hamas as a terrorist group and that no one will negotiate with it. The writer is former head of the IDF's research and assessment division, and former military secretary to the Minister of Defense.

2006-01-31 00:00:00

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