Ever since Seraphic Secret was founded in May 2004, we have patiently explained the not-so-secret facts regarding the Middle East:
1. The Muslim-Israeli conflict has nothing to do with national boundaries.
2. Muslims consider the entire state of Israel an “occupied settlement.”
3. The only differences between Hamas and Fatah are tactical. Hamas want the genocide of the Jewish people now. Fatah are willing to wait a few years.
4. The core of the conflict is religious, not national. Islam makes no room for a Jewish state anywhere in the world, much less in the Middle East.
5. If the Muslims renounced violence there would be peace. If the Israelis renounced violence they would be annihilated.
The international left has a more, um, nuanced view of the conflict:
1. Everything is the fault of the Jews.
Well, finally, Hamas and Fatah have come out and publicly agreed that their goal is to go totally IslamoNazi and annihilate Israel.
What’s truly disgusting about this announcement is the free pass given by the Left and the mainstream media to these genocidal-yearning theocrats. Both Hamas and Fatah support ideologies—oppression of women, gays and religious minorities—which liberals/progressives should view with horror.
From Palestinian Media Watch:
A Palestinian Authority minister stated last month that the Palestinians should unite in order to focus on the destruction of Israel.
At an event with the participation of three PA ministers, Minister of Social Affairs Majida Al-Masri called for Palestinian unity and reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas in order “to turn to the struggle for the liberation of Palestine — all of Palestine.’”
Palestinian Media Watch has documented that when the Palestinian Authority uses the expression “all of Palestine,” they include all of Israel.
The following is the report on the event in the official PA daily:
“The women of Palestine marked March 8 with a central rally, attended by a group of released female prisoners from the various districts of the West Bank. Participating in the events were Minister for Women’s Affairs, Rabiha Dhiab; Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs, Issa Karake; Minister of Social Affairs, Majida Al-Masri… and representatives from the territories occupied in 1948 (e.g., Palestinian euphemism for “Israel”)…
Al-Masri sharply condemned the Israel Prison Services for its violations against the [hunger striking] prisoner Shalabi… We demand of everyone to push ahead with reconciliation [between Fatah and Hamas] and to end the state of division, so that we will be able to stand against the occupation, to halt its activities against our prisoners, and to turn to the struggle for the liberation of Palestine – all of Palestine.’”
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 9, 2012]