Hamas must be disarmed for the sake of both Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Hamas is recognized by the European Union as a terrorist organization. It is a threat to Israel and has fired thousands of rockets into civilian areas.
Hamas cannot be a partner with Fatah, either. Can one imagine a state government with its own army and 10,000 rockets? How can the central government in Ramallah exercise any control over this rogue entity?
Only when Hamas is disarmed can there be an integrated Palestinian government. Only then will the PA have a chance of reaching a deal for a two-state solution.
In the meantime, Hamas will use civilians as human shields, and women and children will die. Dead civilians will be a coup for the terrorists, and anti-Semites worldwide will rant and rave.
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Len Bennett, Deerfield Beach