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Free Greenland 25 7, 5:53am


Hamas has stated that they will never recognize Israel, included that and worse in their charter, and at most they will agree to some sort of interim agreement which puts them on the path to eliminating Israel. They don't want an independent country, they want the whole thing. Note that every supposed treaty they offer is for 10 years, never permanent, and that 10 years has some rather important historical significance. Look at their flags and maps; every last one they have is not of their proposed new state bordering Israel, not 67 borders not the 48 borders, but the entire thing.

The PLO was founded in 1964, 3 years before the 1967 war, meaning they were never originally about trying to go back to the 1967 borders. However, the PLO and Fatah have softened a bit, and are ostensibly willing to recognize Israel in exchange for the 67 borders. However, again, look at their flags; it's the entire territory, not just their proposed state based on the 67 borders.

Israel isn't innocent in all this, but don't pretend that they are the only guilty party. And this doesn't get into Iran, Syria, Egypt, etc all having a hand in the situation.