Many wonder why Israel and the Palestinians or Israel and Hamas cannot just sit down together and “hammer” out a reasonable peace agreement that all concerned can feel good about and keep. A number of such agreements have been brokered over the years to no avail. Why?
The answer is quit simple: Hamas drafted a Covenant – supported by the majority of Palestinians – with an unending commitment to destroy Israel, no matter what it takes or how many innocent lives must be sacrificed.
Drafted on August 18, 1988, the Preamble to the Covenant offers this insight:
The covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) reveals its face, presents its identity, clarifies its stand, makes clear its aspiration, discusses its hopes, and calls out to help it and support it and to join its ranks, because our fight with the Jews is very extensive and very grave, and it requires all the sincere efforts. It is a step that must be followed by further steps; it is a brigade that must be reinforced by brigades upon brigades from the vast Islamic world, until the enemies are defeated and Allah’s victory is revealed.
Hamas and other Islamic terrorist groups have no intention of pursuing peace with Israel. Once Israel is defeated they will turn their full attention toward other non-Islamic countries, principally the United States and Europe.
Article 13 of the Covenant is particularly revealing. It states that ALL “peace” initiatives or solutions for Palestine are null and void before they are implemented because they “stand in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement” and that the only solution is for its members is to “wage jihad in order to raise the banner of Allah over the homeland.” In the last paragraph of this Article, it concludes with: “There is no solution to the Palestinian problem except jihad.”
Excerpted, in part, from the author’s new book: Islam & Christianity