|Report: Hamas accepts draft of EU peace deal|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Tuesday, 09 January 2007 17:00|
|This is quite interesting. I came across this article this morning while doing a Google search for "peace". The terrorist organization Hamas has reportedly accepted the draft of a peace initiative with Israel. The plan, which was drawn up with the help of EU mediators, was initially rejected by the group as "European ideas", but apparently Hamas is coming round to the idea of accepting their proposal. Interestingly, Israeli Prime Minister Olmert also rejected the Declaration of Alicante as "Spanish ideas". I don't know whether this peace deal is the Declaration of Alicante or not, but I don't know of any other European peace deal that exists at present. During the conflict with Hizbullah last July, Israeli Prime Minister Olmert had stated that Israel seeks an "eternal covenant of peace" with her neighbours. |
Quote: "Saleh Ra'fat, member of the PLO's executive committee, said that Hamas has agreed to the plan and Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh had presented it to Arab officials during his last two regional tours. But he expressed his rejection to the plan that was jointly outlined by Ahmed Yousef, an advisor for Haniyeh and European mediators, adding that "President Mahmoud Abbas also opposes the document." According to Ra'fat, Hamas rejected the peace plan initially, saying it was "plain European ideas and visions." But it showed flexibility a few days later as the arguments on the plan mounted.
Hamas had stated before they were prepared to agree to a 10 year truce with Israel, but as has been said many times before, Hamas categorically rejects the right of Israel's existence. Any "hudna" would just comprise a stepping stone towards the ultimate goal of the "destruction of the evil Zionist occupation". The fact that the EU is actively involved in peace process in the Middle East is confirmation that the prophesies in Daniel concerning the rise of the Antichrist and the seven year tribulation period may soon come to pass.