Feted in Gaza, Hamas leader hits out at Israel
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, in a defiant speech during his first ever visit to Gaza, told a mass rally on Saturday he would never recognize Israel and pledged to “free the land of Palestine inch by inch”.
“Palestine is ours from the river to the sea and from the south to the north. There will be no concession on an inch of the land,” he told the crowds, saying he wanted the Palestinians to have all the territory that makes up modern-day Israel.
“We will never recognize the legitimacy of the Israeli occupation and therefore there is no legitimacy for Israel, no matter how long it will take,” he said.
“From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” Code for “Kill the Jews.” We, those of us who stand for Israel’s right to exist in the San Francisco Bay Area, hear this every time the haters show up to bash Jews and Israel. The Palestinians voted Hamas into power and it is this reality that must be addressed by them if they are to ever be accepted as a legitimate, independent nation.