The New York Post reports from Gaza:
Hamas terrorists vowed yesterday to drive Israel out of the West Bank and Jerusalem.
“Gaza is not Palestine,” a masked spokesman for Hamas’ armed wing declared, making it clear the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip will not satisfy the fanatical terrorist group.
“As for Jerusalem and the West Bank, we will seek to liberate them by resistance just as the Gaza Strip was liberated,” said the spokesman, surrounded by gunmen with rocket launchers.
“This retreat [by Israel] does not mean the end of our battle, but it is the beginning,” said one of the gunmen.
“Our arms removed the Zionist enemy and therefore we will not abandon our weapons and we will not hand them over to anybody,” said the Hamas spokesman.
Of course, if the Cindy Sheehans of the world are to be believed, should Israel pull out of the West Bank as it has withdrawn from Gaza, not only would Palestinian terrorists like Hamas put down their guns, but al Qaeda and other terrorist groups world-wide would be palliated and would cease their attacks on the United States and other Western countries. Is there anyone in the world who actually believes such nonsense? It’s hard to say. But as far as I can tell, this theory is the only alternative that has been proposed to President Bush’s strategy of bringing democracy and hope to the Arab world.