One of the biggest roadblocks to finding peace with the Palestinian and the state of Israel is the fact that the Palestinian’s can’t even get along with each other.
Just this week Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah survived an assassination attempt that it initially blamed on terrorist group Hamas.
The Assassination Attempt.
Prime Minister Hamdallah was visiting the Gaza Strip on Tuesday when an explosion occurred near his convoy, The New York Times reported.
Hamdallah was unharmed in the attack but several others received minor wounds.
The Gaza’s Interior Ministry has apprehended several suspects and a manhunt is underway to find the others.
The Prime Minister was defiant in the face of the attempt on his life.
“This will never prevent us from getting rid of the bitter division,” he said. “I say in spite of the explosion today, this won’t stop us carrying on with our mission to achieve unity and end the split.”
The Enemy Of My Enemy.
It did not take long for the blame for the assassination attempt to shift to the perceived enemy of both the PLO and Hamas, Israel.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh spoke with Hamdallah after the attack, and after Hamas was blamed, and the two leaders agreed that the attack had to come from Israel.
“I will return to Gaza despite what happened today and I call on Hamas to allow the government to effectively control the Gaza Strip,” Hamdallah told reporters. “What happened today will not stop us from continuing reconciliation efforts.”
“We will allow no one to destroy the national Palestinian project… we will not allow those with a foreign political agenda to dictate to us what happens in Gaza,” he said.
Many in Palestine are indoctrinated from the time they are kids to believe that Israel and the Jewish people are responsible for everything negative in their lives.
In much the same way Democrats in America blame rich people and Republicans for everything negative in their lives.
Some things are hard to change.