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.
“The leader of Hamas, sitting next to the Hamas leader of Gaza, a man who praised Osama bin Laden, this weekend openly called for the destruction of Israel. Where was the outrage? Where were the UN resolutions?…
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