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Meshwar’s editor disavows Hamas for abandoning the confrontation with Israel
Dr. Nazih Khatatba, editor of Meshwar Newspaper and a board member of the ‘Palestine House’ in Mississauga, disavows Hamas, because of what he sees as abandoning the “confrontation” with Israel for political considerations related to her strategic decision to side with Qatar and the its mother movement the Muslim Brotherhood.
Here are excerpts of Khatatba’s editorial (translated from Arabic) published on Meshwar (Issue 85, August 23, 2013, page 5) :
“We sided with Hamas and defended it to the point that we in Meshwar newspaper were during the last war on Gaza subject to a campaign and pressure of the Canadian Jewish organizations because of this position.”
“We were not deterred as Hamas was confronting Israel, not [meaning we did took this position] because of the blackness of its eyes or its extremist practices. We placed the confrontation with Israel above any other consideration. We ignored everything for the sake of this confrontation.”
“However, the situation has changed, as Hamas is not anymore interested in [confronting] Israel. Hamas has started interested in Egypt, Syria and its affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood [الجماعة] more than its affiliation to Palestine. It [Hamas] has the right to choose its fronts [of fighting], but at the same time we have the right not to defend it and not to be involved in conflicts that we aren’t interested in.”
The singing of Vande Mataram by school children has made hate mongers in Uttar Pradesh very unhappy. So unhappy in fact that they have now taken to attacking unarmed and helpless children with sharp weapons.
According to a report in Dainik Jagran, children in Sarsawa’s Qutubpur village, singing Vande Mataram on their Prabhat Pheri on August 15, were attacked with sticks and sharp weapons. As a result, several of them were injured and were forced to flee the place screaming.
Angry protesters took out a procession on Friday demanding that the attackers be brought to justice.