Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mehr (Iran): "Hudna and return to 1967 borders, best path forward for Palestine"

Hamas has put some public-relations effort into promoting the idea that land-for-Hudna is an acceptable substitute for peace. Here the Iranian press adopts this idea, and as is usually the case with Hamas, ends up admitting that peace isn't anywhere in the picture:
The Palestine crisis has been intensifying day by day, mainly because of the intransigence of the Israelis.

Israel, with the full support of the United States, has been trying to undermine the efforts of Hamas and Fatah to reach a reconciliation deal.

Making matters worse, there is a U.S.-Israeli conspiracy to stifle the voice of the Palestinians in the international arena.

But a new international movement has taken up the cause of the Palestinians, and some of its members have taken the UN track and are calling for a vote to be held at the UN General Assembly to recognize the statehood of Palestine based on the borders before the Six-Day War of 1967.

Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzook is making strenuous efforts to convince the international community to vote for a UN resolution that would put a Palestinian independent state on the map. [...]

. . . Hamas insists that it must maintain its position to avoid falling into a “trap” set by the Zionist regime and the United States.

The Hamas stance is that all of Palestine must be liberated.

However, Hamas has said they are ready to accept a hudna (temporary truce) with the Israelis.

Thus, the Hamas call for a hudna should be incorporated into the talks for the establishment of two states based on the 1967 borders. This would be the best path to take.
Anything Iran approves of has to be the sure path to peace . . .

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