It was all a ruse. But I told you that from the first. Fatah, armed to the teeth with American and Israeli muntions, never picked up a gun. Francisco Gil-White discussed this very thing on my radio show last night. Just last month a long-wanted terrorist chief, captured by Israeli forces, was trained by the US, served in a senior capacity on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' US-backed security detail, and was a ranking member of a team that received and distributed American arms shipments the past two years. Khaled Shawish, an officer in Abbas' Force 17 presidential guards.
And that jewicidal schmuck Olmert just forked over $650 mil to these subhuman killers and released 250 Fatah terrorists from prison.
Fatah and Hamas Searching for Ways to Collaborate Again IRIS
Despite the complete Hamas takeover of Gaza and the Fatah suppression of Hamas in Judea and Samaria, including heavy violence and mutual accusations of illegitimacy, the two Palestinian Authority terrorist organizations may be moving towards a renewed cooperation. This, according to IDF analysts, can be seen in the cessation of Fatah activity against Hamas in Judea and Samaria.
Abbas seems to have ceased anti-Hamas efforts in areas still under his control.
"Despite the brutal process Gaza has gone through," Brig. Gen. Cohen told the Knesset committee, "Hamas aspires to return to a dialogue with regional Arab states, such as Egypt and Syria, as well as with [PA Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas]."
And in the "ya don't say? dept."
Think Stan Laurel Olmert is standing there with his pud in his hand? Just askin.
UPDATE: July 4th: Saudis Finance Hamas in Jerusalem One Jerusalem.org