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Apparently, Carter Is Not Hamas’s Spokesman … Just Its Useful Idiot

Interestingly, CNN, in that story Kathryn linked, apparently decided to omit an itsy bitsy detail that the AP has buried in the middle of its story (my italics):

… Carter said the group promised it wouldn’t undermine Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ efforts to reach a peace deal with Israel, as long as the Palestinian people approved it in a referendum. In such a scenario, he said Hamas would not oppose a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza.

Hamas, a militant Islamic group that both the U.S. and Israel consider a terrorist organization, calls in its charter for Israel’s destruction. It has also traditionally opposed peace negotiations with the Jewish state.

Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman, later said Carter’s comments “do not mean that Hamas is going to accept the result of the referendum.”

BTW, can you imagine considering a group to be a terrorist organization just because it is militant and it demands the destruction of its neighbor through Islamic jihad?  What are the U.S. and Israel thinking about?

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