Real Clear Israel According to The Tower – Livni: Palestinian Unity Gov’t Gives Hamas “Cover” for Terrorism

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By The Tower Staff June 30, 2014

In an op-ed published Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal, Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who was tapped last year by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to head peace talks for Jerusalem, and who during the most recent negotiations with the Palestinians was a key figure in laying the groundwork for Secretary of State John Kerry’s initiative, slammed Hamas for its continued terror efforts:

Hamas is a designated terrorist organization, ideologically committed to an extremist anti-Semitic, anti-Western agenda that sees the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as an endless religious war, with no rights and no legitimacy for the “infidel.” Unlike other elements in Palestinian society, Hamas is not pursuing a Palestinian state alongside Israel and offers no hope for peace. It does not hide this ideology. Hamas instead champions it, showing a commitment to this vision by suicide bombings, raining missiles on Israeli civilian communities, and other gruesome acts of terror.

Livni’s op-ed comes amid a spike in rocket attacks from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into southern Israel and was published a day after Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar announced that the terror group had reached an agreement with Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) to “unify the weapons of resistance” against the Jewish state:  Read Entire Article in The Tower Here

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