Originally posted on National Post | News:
For four days, an emboldened Khaled Meshaal has sprouted fiery rhetoric to hundreds of thousands of hero-worshipping Gazans.
The Hamas leader, often with Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh by his side, has repeatedly called for the destruction of Israel and pledged never to accept a two-state solution. He also urged Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA) to heal their rift and work together — a reconciliation that would almost certainly doom any peace process, say commentators.
On Monday, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, accused the international community of a “deafening silence” in response to Mr. Meshaal. He also directed his anger at Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas for not speaking out.