|Hamas meets with EU leaders|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Wednesday, 06 December 2006 17:00|
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Despite Javier Solana's statement that he would not meet with Hamas officials after their failure to reach agreement on a Palestinian unity government, a Palestinian source has revealed that EU leaders and US Democrats have been holding meetings with the terrorist organization, and that progress is being made towards the declaration of a a long term truce, or "hudna".
Quote: "According to the source, the Europeans expressed their willingness to addresses an idea of solving the conflict based on a "long-term hudna (truce)," as suggested by Hamas, instead of the land for peace principle. The Palestinian source added that the Europeans objected to the Quartet's conditions regarding the relations with the Palestinian government. The Quartet demands that Hamas recognizes Israel and the agreements signed with it, renounces violence and disarms. "The most important European countries, which have contact with the current Palestinian government and with the Hamas movement, are France and Britain. These countries demanded that Hamas submits a detailed document on the hudna idea and on the organization's perception of Israel," the source said.
This news comes as a new report is published in the US calling on the States to change their policy towards Israel in order to solve the crisis in Iraq. The Baker-Hamilton report also demands that Israel concedes the Golan Heights to Syria, in exchange for security guarantees from the US, and that an international peace summit is held - but without the participation of Israel.
Quote: "A source in the US government was quoted in the report as saying, "As Baker sees this, the conference would provide a unique opportunity for the US to strike a deal without Jewish pressure. This has become the hottest proposal examined by the foreign policy people over the last month."
Even before the Democrats regained power in the US, the Bush administration was already bowing to pressure from Egypt in regards to Israeli nuclear weapons. Now that the Democrats are in power, it looks like we can expect more of the above.