Hamas has spent its life as a terror group urging war, violence and destruction of Israel. After years of preaching hate, it dawned upon its members that peace might be worth an attempt. Leaders of Hamas have promise to end use of violence and resort to peaceful means in establishing relations with Israel. “Violence is no longer a primary option but if Israel pushes us we reserve the right to defend ourselves with force,” expressed Hamas spokesperson, Taher al-Nunu.
Hamas has a problem. Its financial supporter, President Bashar al-Assad is now hated by most people in the Middle East for murdering his own people. Hamas recognized the need for change. Now, if we can only persuade Israel to make a few changes and cease recalling the past rather than living in the present, peace might actually arrive in the Middle East.