Thursday, March 23, 2006

Hamas will not arrest terrorists who attack Israel

Incoming Palestinian interior minister Saeed Seyam, chosen by Hamas to oversee three security services, said on Thursday he will not order the arrest of militants carrying out attacks against Israel.

"The day will never come when any Palestinian would be arrested because of his political affiliation or because of resisting the occupation," Seyam told Reuters in an interview. "The file of political detention must be closed."

This article also says that Hamas will "try to coordinate militants' operations."

Sounds like a declaration of war to me. Israel needs to take this threat very seriously. If the Palestinian government is going to become an agency that coordinates terrorist attacks against Israel, then a state of war will exist between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and it's time for Israel to treat the situation as such. No more talk about dialogue, no more talk about a non-existent "peace process," nothing. If it's war Hamas wants, then war we should give them. Either that or we go for complete cut-off. Build the wall, close the borders, say "Fuck you, we're done, you can go have your little terrorist state and be miserable, we don't want any part of it."

God damn. I'm leaning Likud now.