Another breakdown in negotiations between Hamas and Israel. Another launch of rockets from Gaza and another launch of air strikes from Israel. Each side claims the mantle of “right.” Each side believes that its demands are reasonable. Each side wants to ensure its supporters that right in on their side. Another 70 rockets sent to Israel. One wonders exactly what is the purpose of these rockets other than being able to boast Hamas has rockets? A few fall onto the ground with a boom. Occasionally a few hit a house. On the other hand, Israel planes just killed the wife and son of Mohammed Diaf, an important military leader of Hamas. These killings certainly will further the cause of peace?
Frankly, it is amazing how Hamas leaders have lost touch with reality. Sorry, your men did NOT win any victory. Your side can NOT issue demands to Israel. So, what would reality entail?
1. Hamas must return to the Palestinian government.
2. Hamas leaders must realize they are in a weak negotiating position.
3. Hamas leaders must identity their IMMEDIATE GOALS?
4. Israel is NOT going to be destroyed this year or next year. So, what now is the issue for Hamas?
If Hamas can identify the immediate need, there is hope for a peaceful arrangement with Israel.