As with their fellow Islamist ideologues to the north in Lebanon (Hezbollah), the Hamas finds no problem with the murdering of captives and then bartering with their bones in future negotiations with Israel.
“In an interview with Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas, published Sunday, Abu Marzouk said if Israel does not comply with Hamas’ demands “we will hold on to Shalit and we will negotiate the return of his bones (to Israel).”
This is a clear and open threat to murder (if he hasn’t been already) IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, if Israel refuses to let loose hundreds of Hamas terrorists convicted of murder and attempted murder and other assorted crimes.
Marzouk in the end, only serves to strengthen the belief that the blockade of Hamastan is the right course of action. The threatening statements about Shalit’s continued welfare by Marzouk are counter productive, and proves that the Hamas is nowhere near moderating itself, then it was ten years ago.
It should serve as stark reminder of what kind of mentality is at play here. These people have been allowed for years to make bellicose statements without ever being called to task for them, with many in the West even believing that Hamas shows a pragmatism worth exploring. They’re thugs in much the same way as the mobs that ruled the city of Chicago in the 20’s and 30’s. The US governement refused to “do business with the mob” then, and the international community should continue to do the same now. More here. *L* KGS