Friday, January 13, 2017

Fatah and Hamas Finally Agree on Something. Like to Guess What? - by Stephen Flatow

...Every time the United Nations tells us that Israel is the obstacle to peace, every time the Washington Post tries to convince us that Hamas and Fatah are enemies, every time J Street declares that Abbas is a “moderate” — let’s remember who maimed and ultimately murdered Yonah Peter Malina, and which groups call the killer a “hero” and a “martyr.” In the end, that really tells us all we need to know about the Palestinian cause.

Stephen M. Flatow..
12 January '17..

Fatah and Hamas don’t always get along.

Fatah, the largest faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization, is chaired by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas. Hamas is the Islamic fundamentalist Palestinian group that rules Gaza.

Fatah and Hamas call each other names. They compete against each other in Palestinian elections (on the rare occasions that such elections are held). Sometimes Fatah goons rough up a Hamas member, and vice versa. There were even armed clashes between the two factions in 2007, leaving more than 100 terrorists dead.

But Fatah and Hamas have found at least one thing they agree on: anyone who massacres Jews is a great guy.

Jan. 5 was the 21st anniversary of the death of the most infamous Hamas bomb-maker of them all, Yahya Ayyash. He also shared his car bombing techniques, explosive vests and other deadly innovations with Islamic Jihad, the terror gang that murdered my daughter Alisa and seven other bus passengers near Kfar Darom in 1995.

Hamas honored the “hero” Ayyash Jan. 5 with a photo essay on its website, complete with images of the bodies of some of his victims. Ayyash had the blood of hundreds of Israelis and Americans on his hands. That’s why Hamas reveres him.

But guess what—the “moderate” Fatah admires the mass-murderer Ayyash just as much as the “extremist” Hamas.

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Stephen M. Flatow, a vice president of the Religious Zionists of America, is an attorney in New Jersey. He is the father of Alisa Flatow, who was murdered in an Iranian-sponsored Palestinian terrorist attack in 1995.

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