Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Hamas leader on co-existence with Israel: "Israel will disappear from the face of the earth"

Next time someone suggests making concessions to radical Islamists in order to stop the root causes of terrorism, think about what the terrorists have to say on the matter:
Hamas will not compromise on one inch of Greater Palestine, Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar told an Italian newspaper earlier this week.

Speaking to the Corriere Della Sera newspaper, al-Zahar said Hamas would "definitely not" be prepared for coexistence with Israel should the IDF retreat to its 1967 borders.

"It can be a temporary solution, for a maximum of 5 to 10 years. But in the end Palestine must return to become Muslim, and in the long term Israel will disappear from the face of the earth."
(Via Hugh Hewitt.)