April 18, 2004

Guess Who

Hamas has named a new leader, but they're not saying who it is. Good thinking.

The condemnations for the killing of Rantisi have begun from around the world. Maybe I wasn't paying close enough attention, but I seem to have missed the criticism from world leaders of the most recent suicide bomb attack by a Palestinian which killed innocent Israelis. I guess only high-profile killings of actual perpetrators have the capacity to outrage Europeans. When regular old Israelis are murdered it seems, no "international law" has been violated.

Reuters reports that Hamas "will retain its popular support and may become even less willing to compromise under a new generation of politically inexperienced leaders". How could they become any less willing to compromise, when their current stance calls for the destruction of the state of Israel?

Posted by dan at April 18, 2004 2:58 PM