Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Hamas Refuses To Recognize Israel

From Reuters:
CAIRO (Reuters) - Hamas said on Wednesday it would not bow to pressure to recognize Israel despite international threats to cut aid to any government run by the Palestinian militant group.

"Hamas does not recognize Israel and we won't accept anybody in the world forcing us into a corner," Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshaal told journalists in Cairo.
I suppose the de rigeur response is to wail about the suffering this will cause the poor, common Palestinians. Not feeling terribly de rigeur today (besides, it's a Fwench phrase), I say the Palestinians have earned their suffering by voting Hamas into power.

I also point out that I have previously pointed out that it is now illegal for the US to send foreign aid to the Palestinians.

Also posted at The Jawa Report and Vince Aut Morire.