In Arabic, “truce” means, “Hang on, I need time to reload”

From IMRA:

Hamas: ’67 border deal doesn’t include recognition of Israel
Published yesterday (updated) 19/05/2010 20:05
www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=285466
Gaza – Ma’an – Hamas’ acceptance of 1967 borders, in exchange for a 10-year truce, would not involve the recognition of Israel, senior Hamas official Khalil Al-Haya said Wednesday.

The proposal put forward by Hamas would see the acceptance of a Palestinian state “in stages” on the green line, the 1967 armistice line, with East Jerusalem as its capital, and “the return of all refugees without recognizing Israel in exchange for a 10-year truce,” Al-Haya said during a Hamas conference to mark Nakba Day in Gaza City’s Ash-Shuja’iyeh neighborhood.

“This means that if the international community grants the right of return to the six million Palestinian refugees across the world to their homes in Haifa, Yaffa, and Akko [Acre], then there will no longer be an occupying state,” Al-Haya said.

So in other words, “We aren’t going to recognize your right to exist, but if you’ll give up all of the territory you won in our previous wars of aggression and will let six million of us cross unchallenged over the borders, we might wait a few years before trying to kill all of you again.”

Yeah, that sounds like a jewel of an offer there. Just throw in some ovens and we have a deal.

Shalom.

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