I don’t know how many have read the new Hamas Document but some ‘liberal’ press outlets are trying to construe from it that Hamas is some new gentle organization . Good try.
Here is part of the preamble of the Document :
‘Palestine is the land of the Arab Palestinian people, from it they originate, to it they adhere and belong, and about it they reach out and communicate.
Palestine is a land whose status has been elevated by Islam, a faith that holds it in high esteem, that breathes through it its spirit and just values and that lays the foundation for the doctrine of defending and protecting it.
Palestine is the cause of a people who have been let down by a world that fails to secure their rights and restore to them what has been usurped from them, a people whose land continues to suffer one of the worst types of occupation in this world.
Palestine is a land that was seized by a racist, anti-human and colonial Zionist project that was founded on a false promise (the Balfour Declaration), on recognition of a usurping entity and on imposing a fait accompli by force.
Palestine symbolizes the resistance that shall continue until liberation is accomplished, until the return is fulfilled and until a fully sovereign state is established with Jerusalem as its capital.
Palestine is the true partnership among Palestinians of all affiliations for the sublime objective of liberation.
Palestine is the spirit of the Ummah and its central cause; it is the soul of humanity and its living conscience.
This document is the product of deep deliberations that led us to a strong consensus. As a movement, we agree about both the theory and the practice of the vision that is outlined in the pages that follow. It is a vision that stands on solid grounds and on well-established principles. This document unveils the goals, the milestones and the way in which national unity can be enforced. It also establishes our common understanding of the Palestinian cause, the working principles which we use to further it, and the limits of flexibility used to interpret it.’
Here and in the rest of the document there is no expressed words saying the destruction of Israel but ‘ in other words’ the same thing is being said.
It is a highly political deceptive document using nice words to try and gain favour with the the west , especially Europe on whome the Palestinians rely for money. And , of course , Mr. Abbas is to meet the Trump tomorrow and these nice words are to somehow appease the new Administration.
Tellingly, the Hamas Charter is still operative . This new document has not replaced it. And hence the destruction of Israel is still very much the philosophy.
The Palestinians continue to build tunnels and educate their children to despise Jews and Israel. As Prime Minister of Israel says this is really just a ruse and no real change.