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January 23, 2006

Hamas's Election Platform

An image from a Hamas election ad calling for the destruction of Israel

In a lengthy article today about Hamas's role in the upcoming elections, Ken Ellingwood and Laura King report in the Los Angeles Times today:

Hamas, in an apparent attempt to widen its appeal, doesn't mention the destruction of Israel in its election platform.

Though Hamas's official platform, as reportedly published on the Central Election Commission Web site, does not mention the destruction of Israel, the terrorist movement is not exactly hiding its goal to eliminate Israel.

As reported in a Palestinian Media Watch bulletin, Mahmoud Al-Zahar, a senior Hamas official, reiterated on a Palestinian Authority Television election ad the Hamas agenda to eradicate Israel:

We do not recognize the Israeli enemy, nor his right to be our neighbor, nor to stay [on the land], nor his ownership of any inch of land. . .

Posted by TS at January 23, 2006 06:20 AM


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