Thursday, March 12, 2009

Now There's Something You Don't See Everyday

Hamas condemns Gaza rocket strikes against Israel. Of course, they don't mean as a general principle -- they mean rocket strikes right now, which are hurting Palestinian reconciliation talks.

Hey, whatever rocks the boat. Hamas condemning rocket attacks for any reason whatsoever is a big change, and one worth noting and celebrating. The fact that Hamas was willing to take this steps also raises hopes about a unity government not unifying over a shared commitment to military and terrorist "resistance". That's still a possibility, and it sounds from the article like Hamas is digging in its heels at some core Fatah demands on this score (recognizing past agreements with Israel -- including the recognition of the state -- and committing to peaceful negotiations), but at least we now have some countervailing evidence.

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