Monday, March 08, 2004

The Islamic Republic of Hamas, Part II 

Following up on an earlier post, I would like to share this unfortunate news...

Hamas setting up army in the Gaza Strip

The Hamas is apparently taking Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan seriously. The terror group is currently in the process of establishing an army in the Gaza Strip, with the intention of taking over the region following the expected Israeli withdrawal.

Hundreds of activists have been recruited to the “popular army,” expected to be tasked with taking over the Gaza Strip. The militia's leaders are amassing weapons, training warriors, and have decided on a command structure.

Israeli sources assume the popular army has one intention only – to fill the vacuum in the Gaza Strip after the Israeli withdrawal, take control of the area and support the Hamas, after the Palestinian Authority collapses.
Whatever it takes, that cannot be allowed to happen. The Palestinian Authority might be beyond saving, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, if a better organization takes its place. But Hamas isn't it.
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