Ventura County Star
Jun 25, 2008
It was truly amazing to see Tony Blair, on TV, the other evening, making the point that unless the Palestinians can behave with the maturity and sense of responsibility that normal sovereign states show, they can forget about getting independence. To be honest, we are so used to having excuses made for the Palestinians, this was rather refreshing.
Now, either Islamic Jihad is outside the control of Hamas, in which case Hamas can hardly consider itself "governing" Gaza, or Hamas is using Islamic Jihad to do its dirty work, which means Hamas never intended to observe any truce, while demanding from the international community that Israel do so.