Palestinians Speak Out Against Hamas

January 2, 2009

(ChattahBox) – President Mahmoud Abbas (shown left), leader of the Palestinian National Authority, spoke out today against the actions of Hamas, claiming that their ending of the truce with Israel, and the following bombings that led to Israel’s airstrikes, were a ridiculous move that are to be blamed for the most recent conflict.

There has also been a cry of protest from the local media, and according to columnist Abdallah Awwad of the PA Daily, “They thought they have a number of missiles and can therefore prevail in a war of such size. We are paying the price of stupidity and the maniacal love of being rulers.”

The attacks from Hamas began two weeks before Israel’s counterstrikes, after a six month truce that had been shakily maintained was abruptly dropped by the fanatical group. The PNA had previously begged Hamas not to do this, knowing the consequences of the move would be sereve.  The resulting conflict has led to the death of hundreds of citizens of the Gaza Strip, many of which were members of the militant faction.


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