Hamas wants cash before new split from the PLO

Hamas will participate in any future Palestinian government, a senior official from the Islamist group said Thursday.

Salah el-Bardaweel expose that the Hamas leadership is not sure what comes next.

These are the words of Salah al-Bardaweel, a high-ranking Hamas leader in Gaza. He refutes press reports that the group may exclude itself from a future government to avoid international isolation.

Hamas will participate in any future Palestinian government, a senior official from the Islamist group said Thursday, refuting press reports that it might opt not to take part in a future administration.

“Nothing would prevent us” from participating in any government after new elections”, Salah al-Bardaweel, a high-ranking Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip told the German Press Agency DPA.

Source: Israeli Daily Haaretz.

My comment:

The fresh union between the PLO and Hamas was a political stunt, to test if the US could be willing to push Israel back towards the not defensible 1967-borders.

Its easy to fake a union, but not easy to agree how to split the cash. Ismail Hanyet and Abu Mazen.

The tactic behind the “union” failed.

To understand the reason for the union, we also have to search for the reason for the split.

The PLO -Hamas split was not all about ideology. It was about money.  As long at the PLO got all the cash from the US and EU, Hamas had to lean on Syria and Iran.

The ideological difference between them is a matter of tactic and speed. Hamas is ready to be more extreme, and wants Israel gone next week if possible.

The PLO works for massive immigration of Arabs into Israel, to reduce the Jews to a minority. The idea of a separate “Palestinian statehood” on some few square miles of fruitless mountain land, is just a fund raiser to achieve the main goal.

When the PLO now face a treat to their cash flow, the Hamas is told to back off. The message is: “You will get the cash anyhow. Lets split off again”.

The Hamas is not sure they shall trust the PLO.

Backed by the “Revolution” in Egypt, the Hamas has got their hands into some Western cash. The Muslim Brotherhood will get billions of dollars from Washington, and their brothers across the fallen border with Gaza will surely get their share.

On the next flights to Switzerland, you will find a great mix. The leadership from all the Jihad organizations will be there. Both from the Brotherhood, the Hamas and the PLO.

Written by Ivar

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