hamas hits out at obama

June 6, 2008 at 5:08 am (palestine)

are you kidding me?  an undivided jerusalem?  no.  obama.  what the fuck.  seriously what the fuck are you thinking?  no.  no.  no.

i was already pissed about the ‘i will talk to anyone but hamas’ line you were running.  but honestly, what right does israel have to an undivided jerusalem?  what level of hawkish pro-israel populations do you need to attract to your side?

no.  no.  no.

Hamas hits out at Obama
04/06/2008 21:36  – (SA)


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    Gaza City – The Islamist Hamas movement that rules the Gaza Strip slammed a speech by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Wednesday, saying it confirmed US “hostility” to Arabs and Muslims.

    “We consider the statements of Obama to be further evidence of the hostility of the American administration to Arabs and Muslims,” Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri told AFP.

    In the speech delivered to a powerful US-Israel lobby group in Washington, Obama reaffirmed his support for Israel and said Jerusalem should remain Israel’s “undivided” capital.

    Palestinians, including moderate president Mahmoud Abbas, have demanded that east Jerusalem – occupied and annexed by Israel in the 1967 war – be the capital of their promised future state.

    The international community, including the United States, has never recognised Israel’s claim over the whole city and virtually every country in the world has its embassy in the seaside city of Tel Aviv.

    Obama did however say he would push for a negotiated settlement to the decades-old conflict if he is elected to the White House in November.

    Abu Zuhri said Obama’s statements on Jerusalem “confirm the consensus of the two American political parties on unlimited aid to the (Israeli) occupation at the expense of Palestinians and Arabs”.

    The speech, he said, “destroys any hope for change in American policies toward the Arab-Israeli conflict”.

    Obama also reiterated that he will not negotiate with Hamas – which won parliamentary elections in 2006 and seized total power in the Gaza Strip in June 2007 – until it recognises Israel and renounces violence.

    “We must isolate Hamas unless and until they renounce terrorism, recognise Israel’s right to exist, and abide by past agreements. There is no room at the negotiating table for terrorist organisations.”


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    In May Obama’s Republican opponent John McCain said Hamas would welcome an Obama presidency, charges the Democratic candidate denied as “offensive” and “disappointing”.

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    2 Comments

    1. glued blue glass said,

      I know what you mean. I think it was almost two years ago that Obama said something acknowledging the Palestinian struggle and he got alot of flack about it. It is sad that the US isn’t ready to fess up to the fact that Israel needs to be accountable for its actions. And the US has to stop financially supporting them and sending them weapons. I am disappointed that Obama has slid back on this. That was why I was supporting Kucinich. I have ranted alot about it. Now I am planning to vote for Obama but remain committed to Palestine. I know its a contradiction but I don’t know what else to do right now.

    2. People Power Granny said,

      People Power Granny is already disappointed with Barack Obama’s position of promising to not negotiate with Hamas in the Middle East, if he is elected president. Do you think that Hamas should be negotiated with, as former President Carter has done? Vote in my poll at my blog so I know what you think.

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