Monday, April 17, 2006
Hamas, the recently elected ruling party in the Palestinian territories, had this to say, according to Fox:
The leaders of Hamas, which has largely observed a cease-fire since February 2005, called the attack a legitimate response to Israeli "aggression."
"We think that this operation ... is a direct result of the policy of the occupation and the brutal aggression and siege committed against our people," said Khaled Abu Helal, spokesman for the Hamas-led Interior Ministry.
Earlier, Moussa abu Marzouk, a Hamas leader abroad, told Al-Jazeera television that "the Israeli side must feel what the Palestinian feels, and the Palestinian defends himself as much as he can."
Y'know, I suspect that if the Palestinian and Israeli positions were reversed, the Israelis would have been annihilated decades ago. I also suspect that if Iran, which seems to want to provoke a world war, achieves its ends, the Palestinians will be among the first to feel the brunt, and along with the masses in Iran will suffer the most serious consequences.