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Khaled Mashaal Rejects Ceasefire and Says Israel Must Disarm for Peace

Abbas adopts Hamas as peace partner, big brave Kerry scurries out of Israel despite FAA ban and Mashaal goes off his rocker.
Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal and PA/Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas. 'greet' each other at past meeting. (archive)

Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal and PA/Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas. 'greet' each other at past meeting. (archive)
Photo Credit: Mohammed al-Hums / Flash 90

Hamas’ supreme leader Khaled Mashaal declared Wednesday evening that he will agree to a ceasefire when Israel will “disarm.”

In other words, If Israel would cease firing, dismantle its defense and let Hamas fire at will, there will be peace.

Feeling his oats with support from Qatar and his new peace partner, Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Mashaal left visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry without enough room on a shred of paper even to write the word “peace.”

Kerry, who wasted his time and taxpayers’ money by dropping everything and flying to Egypt, Israel and Ramallah Tuesday and Wednesday, took a plane out of Ben Gurion Airport Wednesday night, despite a FAA ban on flights to and from Israel, VIPs are exempt from the ban, although that implies a new definition of “VIP.”

Mashaal spoke Wednesday night in Qatar, the pro-Hamas country that Kerry was so sure would use its good relations with the terrorist organization, which is banned by the United States, in order to put a ceasefire package on the table.

That makes as much sense as Hamas demanding that Israel disarm in order to bring peace – to Hamas, but not Israel.

“Our demands for a truce are legitimate,” Mashaal said. “We have presented them to Qatar, Turkey, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority. Today we rejected an initiative that called for a ceasefire that would be followed by negotiations. Everyone wanted us to accept a ceasefire and then negotiate for our rights; we reject this and we reject it again today.”

The silver lining is that there is one thing on which Israel and Hamas agree: The United States is not to be trusted,

Mashaal  rejected Kerry’s promises that post-ceasefire talks would address Hamas’ demands. Mashaal said that history shows that American promises are “not reassuring.”

A humanitarian ceasefire still is possible, he added, but the last time that was tried, Hamas broke it.

Mashaal shot in all directions, just like his army in Hamas recklessly fires rockets at any Israeli it can reach. Hamas is not firing on innocent Israeli civilians, he asserted, It is firing at “soldiers” and armed settlers.

“Our victims are civilians,” he insisted . “We are the victims” which is true. Hamas indeed is a self-created victim of its own making, like any other machine of evil that is created for death.

Hamas’ “Operation Death Wish,” as The Jewish Press has termed it, has sucked in Abbas. The darling of the U.S. State Dept. took off his mask Wednesday by actually backing Hamas’s demands, less than two weeks after criticizing his new peace partner for shooting rockets into Israel.

His prime minister, Rami Hamdallah, stated, “We demand justice for our people, who every day and since the beginning of the Israeli occupation have been subject to the occupation for 47 years.”

Abbas and Mashaal have made the alleged “siege” as the principal demand of Hamas. The “siege” consists of three parts: One is the blockade occasionally placed by Egypt on Gaza with the frequent closure of  the crossing at Rafah. Another is Israel’s maritime blockade, which the United Nations has declared is legal and is designed to prevent the smuggling explosives, weapons and terrorists into Gaza.

The third element of the alleged blockade is Israel’s supervision of merchandise that flows through Gaza crossings from Israel. The government has taken down most of the barriers the past three years. The only items that are restricted are those with a “dual purpose” that can be used for peaceful purposes and also for terror.

Cement is one of them. Israel has allowed Hamas to bring in cement for designated projects, such as hospitals and schools. The IDF has supplied ample evidence this week that many of those hospitals and schools have been built as rocket launching bases and for building sophisticated tunnels used by terrorists to infiltrate into Israel and massacre civilians, or settlers as Mashaal calls them.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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145 Responses to “Khaled Mashaal Rejects Ceasefire and Says Israel Must Disarm for Peace”

  1. I can’t believe what i’m reading.

  2. I can’t believe what i’m reading.

  3. I can’t believe what i’m reading.

  4. Neeta Green says:

    A congregation of fools!!!!

  5. Norma Biblow says:

    Welcome to the circus with the main clown and his crew!

  6. Norma Biblow says:

    Welcome to the circus with the main clown and his crew!

  7. Yah end result would be a piece here a piece of a Israeli there if you get my point. How stupid are people.

  8. Disarm for peace? What an insane idea!

  9. Kim Sloan says:

    Please Israel, just have a secret missionary blow these guys up, and eliminate them all during these meetings! Let’s just finish this! The world will be better off without trying to negotiate with these war mongers, no one will miss them!

  10. Kim Sloan says:

    Please Israel, just have a secret missionary blow these guys up, and eliminate them all during these meetings! Let’s just finish this! The world will be better off without trying to negotiate with these war mongers, no one will miss them!

  11. Kim Sloan says:

    Please Israel, just have a secret missionary blow these guys up, and eliminate them all during these meetings! Let’s just finish this! The world will be better off without trying to negotiate with these war mongers, no one will miss them!

  12. Kim Sloan says:

    He’s like Sacha Baron Cohen in the dictator movie, LOL.. or Borat!

  13. Kim Sloan says:

    He’s like Sacha Baron Cohen in the dictator movie, LOL.. or Borat!

  14. Kim Sloan says:

    He’s like Sacha Baron Cohen in the dictator movie, LOL.. or Borat!

  15. Obama and Kerry. I would like to know why your sympathies lay with Hamas. I stand with Israel now and forever.

  16. You have lost you’re mind Hamas…. Lost it!

  17. I hate war but while they are there they ought to dismantle Hamas. Tommy.

  18. I hate war but while they are there they ought to dismantle Hamas. Tommy.

  19. Jim Little says:

    Good luck with that one, you have got to be kidding!

  20. Jim Little says:

    Good luck with that one, you have got to be kidding!

  21. Jim Little says:

    Good luck with that one, you have got to be kidding!

  22. Jim Little says:

    Good luck with that one, you have got to be kidding!

  23. Our government is a group of cowards.

  24. Nathan Katz says:

    Thank you, Mr Mashal. Now Israel can do what is necessary.

  25. ha ha ha yeah peace, there will be no more Israel then.

  26. Israel should disarm -sure and then kiss itself good bye. Guy is an anal suppository. Israel,can never and will never disarm. Rip Hamas another butt hole!

  27. Eliminate the two biggest terrorists of them all immediately.

  28. No Way Never. Take all the tunnels out. No deals with terrorist.

  29. If Israel disarms that’s as good as committing suicide * wow! I can’t even believe people don’t understand that especially the politicians.

  30. Sue Johnson says:

    If Israel were to disarm–Israel would cease to exist.

  31. Don Hogue says:

    Now he’s a comedian? Don’t quit your day job buddy

  32. Disarm for peace?! Psycho!

  33. Let’s see if they understand English FU!!

  34. Ricky Moore says:

    looks like they are about to kiss…how precious. lol

  35. HE is living in the “Bizzaro” WORLD!

  36. Carolin Knox says:

    Sure why not…it seems as if the world has forgotten hamas is adesignated terrorist group. This is anti-Semitism on an enormous level, and most refuse to see it.

  37. Nesha Gold says:

    LOL SO THEY CAN KILL EVERYONE..IS HE HIGH ON METH..WTF..DUDE

  38. Izik Izik says:

    Huh didnt know that an ASS could talk

  39. Disarm my foot! No way! Israel never starts the attacks she only uses weapons in self defense! To disarm is suicide to the nation because of the Islamic terrorists and countries that wish to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.

  40. Hitler is all, I keep seeing on newsites that represent Muslims,, the Hero..and they want everyone to think Muslims are so very innocent and peacedul..what a joke,, I lost family in that war,, non jewish,,500 million non jewish civilians were killed, not counting all of europe that lost millions of soldiers..now you walk islamic demons on all those graves plus the Jews that were so horrifically persecuted, , and they REALLY think the world loves Muslims….They are, as you know mostly in arab and Islamic countries, And Europe is already getting sick, of them…id like to see them start something in the USA..that would be fun to watch…you have no, idea what would come of that…of all religions in America and people, Muslims are the most disliked, just a fact..Its the name used to disgrace Obama..

  41. Hamas is from Hell. Send them back.

  42. DELUSIONAL AS USUAL.

  43. Daphy Duck says:

    Whaaat! They would say that. It will be another holocaust if they do!

  44. Abbas and marshal are the same blood thirsty
    Barbarians.

  45. Israel needs to keep doing what its doing..Obama is a weak president and Kerry is a nut..

  46. Sandy Reggie says:

    who the hell is this guy, and why is he quoted here?

  47. no way/.till hamas is gone

  48. why would israel disarm/?

  49. let them come to beer sheva,sderot or ashkelon,ashdod for a while,interesting what kind of reaction they gonna have??

  50. let them come to beer sheva,sderot or ashkelon,ashdod for a while,interesting what kind of reaction they gonna have??

  51. let them come to beer sheva,sderot or ashkelon,ashdod for a while,interesting what kind of reaction they gonna have??

  52. yea like that’s going to happen, wake up!

  53. HA ha ha ha… what a dog…! It doesn’t make sence…..big idiot!!!

  54. Talk about psychotalk. What a day for it.

  55. Yes, It would be Peaceful if they then could Destroy Israel! Not Going To Happen, Bozos!

  56. Yes, It would be Peaceful if they then could Destroy Israel! Not Going To Happen, Bozos!

  57. Yes, It would be Peaceful if they then could Destroy Israel! Not Going To Happen, Bozos!

  58. Peace, Hamas and Abbas in the same sentence? Misnomer at best. Deadly at worst.

  59. lol. dis arm for peace, a radical muslim terrorist spoke. damn.

  60. Easy to say. However, Israel must do what it has to do to safeguard its land and people. I support Israel and it’s people 100%.

  61. Easy to say. However, Israel must do what it has to do to safeguard its land and people. I support Israel and it’s people 100%.

  62. Easy to say. However, Israel must do what it has to do to safeguard its land and people. I support Israel and it’s people 100%.

  63. If Israel disarm then the Israel and the Jews people are sentence to die.

  64. Israel will NEVER disarm. Is this nut crazy????

  65. Noel Flores says:

    Jajajajajajaj jajaja

  66. Noel Flores says:

    Jajajajajajaj jajaja

  67. Noel Flores says:

    Jajajajajajaj jajaja

  68. Israel should have dropped a big, big bomb on where they were meeting…you kill a snake by chopping off its head.

  69. Israel should have dropped a big, big bomb on where they were meeting…you kill a snake by chopping off its head.

  70. Israel should have dropped a big, big bomb on where they were meeting…you kill a snake by chopping off its head.

  71. Judith Ross says:

    WHO should disarm? Does he think Israelis have a suicide wish, that is his peoples philosophy, Jews choose life!

  72. Considering the fact that they refuse to abide by 6 hr cease fire, I can imagine what would happen if Israel disarms.

  73. Becky Clark says:

    If Israel disarmed there would be no Israel! Hamas has to disarm if they want the war to stop! Israel is Forever!

  74. If Hamas disarms, there will be peace. If Israel disarms, there will be no Israel.

  75. Palestinians are illegal squatters on Israel land. Their privileges can be revoked, better zip it. No peace will ever be accomplished because Palestinians won’t recognize Israel , want to kill every jew & occupy the land. God won’t let that happen.

  76. ITS NOT ABOUT A PALESTINIAN STATE — ISLAM IS A FRAUD AN INVENTION
    Palestine means Holy War on Jews”

    Dr. Mordechai Kedar, professor of Arabic-Studies at Bar-Ilan University (near Tel Aviv) presents his debut lecture at University of California at Irvine at the invitation of Ex-Muslims and Critics of Islam at U.C.I. on the topic of The Religious Roots of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. He reveals that Islam prohibits any permanent peace with the State of Israel.

  77. לאלוהי ישראל שולט לנצח

  78. Bill Thomas says:

    ha ha ha ha ha ha

  79. Nicky Hewie says:

    Jewish Press can you please delete the comments in my name from your page. I have tried but it’s not working. One of your commentors is hounding me.

  80. Joyce G says:

    “When this old world starts getting me down, there’s room enough for two or three or a hundred, up on the roof”. The new Hamas theme song

  81. These clown have to die now so Israel can have peace

  82. Kerry is a moron along with his boss

  83. Lina Soifer says:

    Maybe once you and yours are in hell, Hamas. Until then, we will take you out, one terrorist at a time.

  84. Karen Bryant says:

    God bless Israel.

  85. Bull****….if they disarm, no more Israel..

  86. Mike Scher says:

    But fist all Muslims must kill themselves and take twenty something Muslim women with them.

  87. Israel disarm for peace? I suppose he wants the IDF to hand over all weapons to Hamas too.

  88. Todd Miner says:

    Disarm for Peace?? Been there..done that ! ! ! Israel needs to take back GAZA~

  89. Todd Miner says:

    Disarm for Peace?? Been there..done that ! ! ! Israel needs to take back GAZA~

  90. Right and Hamas can keep all their rockets and munitions- sure, great idea!!

  91. Right and Hamas can keep all their rockets and munitions- sure, great idea!!

  92. Disarm? What are they ****ing crazy, they must be. It’s that or they are a bunch of morons and all I can say is hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  93. No way. We must finish the job.

  94. No way. We must finish the job.

  95. the moment israel disarms is the moment the world destroys israel in a massacre

  96. the moment israel disarms is the moment the world destroys israel in a massacre

  97. Lincoln Lim says:

    Abbas is a terrorist!

  98. Israel always stay ready to defend your people, you do what you got to do.

  99. Israel always stay ready to defend your people, you do what you got to do.

  100. Boo you all pro-terrorists.
    #LONGLIVEISRAEL

  101. Leo Nathan says:

    Bull**** who are you to tell Isreal what to do, very soon you will be out of this earth.

  102. Shula Conley says:

    Oh yeah like Hell!

  103. Shula Conley says:

    Oh yeah like Hell!

  104. Sandra Camhi says:

    Let them keep dreaming

  105. Sandra Camhi says:

    Let them keep dreaming

  106. Sandra Camhi says:

    Let them keep dreaming

  107. KHALED YOU DISARM BY REMOVING YOUR UNDERWEAR…!!!! CRAZY…!!!

  108. KHALED YOU DISARM BY REMOVING YOUR UNDERWEAR…!!!! CRAZY…!!!

  109. ohhhh hellll noooo israel knows better then to disarm them selves jack assses

  110. I am wondering why Mashaal such a brave man speak from Qatar and hide there why he do not go to Gaza to join his people be a human shield…what do you guys think

  111. Israel should kill this two to free the poor Palestinians

  112. Champ Styles says:

    ….Then why do you hide behind them for shields? Why was a hospital used as a base for your terrorists? You are comparable to nothing more than a rapist blaming the woman of which you have raped. “Allah god hate you?” Your Allah is based on a “Moon god” worshipped by Sabeans, nothing but a big,. HOAX. Go look it up! It was a pre-Islamic pagan deity. You say anything and everything you can just so the world will either be behind you or feel sorry for you.

  113. Jared Reeves says:

    When HELL freezes over ….. And not EVEN then ….

  114. Stella Webby says:

    Disarm Hamas first, then there would be no need to disarm Israel !

  115. Lara Crofty says:

    Lol so bias!! Are you dreaming???

  116. Lara Crofty says:

    In order to achieve peace kill all those terrorist

  117. Aurel Iovitu says:

    like we say in Romanian – “asta e bolnav cu capul” – this one is sick at his head.

  118. Aurel Iovitu says:

    like we say in Romanian – “asta e bolnav cu capul” – this one is sick at his head.

  119. that’s unfair perhaps. . . . .

  120. What the hell, sound like the beginning of a joke; you might be a fool if think that a disarmed Israel will bring peace but the sad fact is that there are those in the world who think it is so.

  121. Lize Bartsch says:

    Hahaha good joke!!!

  122. WTF? Disarms???? Please, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  123. I think he lives in Peter Pan land of Lost Boys!

  124. Yeah, not Happenin’.

  125. If the Arabs will lay down their arms there will be peace in the mideast, if israel wil lay down their arms there will be no israel.

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