The Unnatural Fatah-Hamas Agreement

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs-Hebrew) Zvi Mazel - According to the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement, Hamas will maintain its security forces in Gaza. The Palestinian Authority thus offers official recognition to the Hamas militias in its territory. This resembles the Lebanese model, where Hizbullah, a radical Islamist terrorist group, has its own security forces, and determines the political agenda. The release of Hamas prisoners is also against the interests of the PA, as they will reorganize and try to topple the PA and renew the terror attacks against Israel. The PA draws its legitimacy from the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) that signed the Oslo Agreements with Israel. With the addition of Hamas - a body that does not recognize Israel - to the PLO, what will happen to the Oslo Agreements? The writer served as Israel's Ambassador to Egypt and Sweden.

2011-05-02 00:00:00

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