I can’t fathom what would possess Sharon to hand over Gaza to Hamas if they win the elections there. Sharon’s motto – “Kill our people and terrorize us! You too can have a terrorist state on our land.”
Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said on Tuesday that the planned Israeli pullout from the Gaza Strip should go ahead as scheduled, no matter what the outcome of the Palestinian elections, scheduled for July.
The terror group Hamas — an armed group that is dedicated to the destruction of Israel — already has made a strong showing in municipal elections in some Palestinian cities and some Israelis fear it could win big in the Gaza Strip this summer.
Palestinian Interior Minister Nasser Youssef said on Monday that even though Hamas remains an armed militant group, that won’t affect its participation in the upcoming elections.
Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom sparked a row on Monday when he suggested that if Hamas wins the upcoming elections in the Gaza Strip, Israel should reconsider its disengagement plan rather than turn over the land to what he called “Hamastan.” . . . .
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