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Response to Shimon Peres’ Death Shows that Palestinian Leadership Doesn’t Want Genuine Peace

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No matter where one falls on the political spectrum one cannot dispute the fact that former Israeli statesman Shimon Peres made significant compromises to the Palestinians – highlighted in his involvement in the Oslo Accords (ex. Israel recognizing the former terrorist organization, the PLO, “as the representative of the Palestinians”). However, after his recent death it seems like prominent Palestinian leaders want to curse the man instead of at the very least offering their condolences. Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman, allegedly said to the AP:

“the Palestinian people are very happy at the passing of this criminal who caused their blood to shed.”

He added, “Shimon Peres was the last remaining Israeli official who founded the occupation, and his death is the end of a phase in the history of this occupation and the beginning of a new phase of weakness.” – READ MORE

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