Suicide bombs and ballot boxes…

THE Hamas militant at the top of Israel’s ‘Most Wanted’ list has released a video in which he issues a statement that bears a striking similarity to another famous soundbite from Danny Morrison in 1981.The BBC reports that Mohammed Deif warned Palestinian officials against ending what he calls the armed struggle, but urges them to resolve internal differences through dialogue.

And to the Palestinian Authority he suggests: “We should keep the arms of resistance raised side by side with the political work and we warn against harming this weapon that liberated Gaza.

“Let it continue to be active and operational to liberate the rest of our homeland”.

And, in seeking to justify his own armed struggle, he said: “Without this jihad and this steadfastness, we did not achieve the liberation of the Gaza Strip.”

It all sounds too familiar…