One would think that given this historical record of rejectionism, the media would come to recognize that the Palestinian leadership is not interested in an independent state alongside an independent Jewish state. One would think that given what the democratically elected Palestinian leadership says publicly about their own objectives, it would be apparent to the media that the Palestinians are not interested in a state at all:
sadly mistaken:But even if the links have become distant from each other, and even if the obstacles erected by those who revolve in the Zionist orbit, aiming at obstructing the road before the Jihad fighters, have rendered the pursuance of Jihad impossible; nevertheless, the Hamas has been looking forward to implement Allah’s promise whatever time it might take. The prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said: The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him! [Hamas Charter]
The "Palestinian independence movement", indeed.Egypt has become openly frustrated with what it views as Hamas's stubborn resistance to a pact that would mend the worst rift in decades in the Palestinian independence movement.