How sad is it that Hamas can openly prepare for a terrorist takeover of the West Bank at the same time that the U.S., Israel, and Abbas are meeting to discuss the Israeli handover of the entire West Bank in the name of peace. Members of Abbas’ own Fatah party have openly admitted that they side with Hamas and will work with the terrorist group to wreak the same havoc in the West Bank as they did in Gaza following the last Israeli land give-away. There is more at stake this time, though. A Hamas take over of the West Bank will put their rockets and mortars within firing range of Tel Aviv and the Israeli International Airport. It will also bring suicide bombers to the borders of Jerusalem. It’s pure insanity to claim that this move will lead to a Palestinian state living side by side with Israel in peace. When will Israelis wake up and do more than protest for a few days, as their enemies are handed strategic land from which to launch more deadly attacks on innocent civilians?
Hours before the start of the U.S.-backed Annapolis summit aimed at handing the West Bank to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ organization, Israel cracked down on a cell of leading Palestinians suspected of setting up a Hamas military arm for the terror group to take over the strategic territory, WND has learned.
Hamas leaders in recent weeks vowed their organization would seize the West Bank if Israel hands the territory to Abbas, just as Hamas seized the Gaza Strip last June, overtaking all U.S.-backed Fatah security compounds in less than one week.
The West Bank borders Jerusalem and is within rocket range of Tel Aviv and Israel’s international airport.
According to Israeli and Palestinian security officials, Monday night the Israel Defense Forces arrested seven members of Abbas’ Fatah organization suspected of working on behalf of Hamas to establish a special forces unit for the terror group in the West Bank.
I will never understand why our President continues to pretend Israel has found a peace partner in Abbas and Fatah.