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Det er full sprik mellom Hamas på Gaza og ledelsen i Damaskus. Hamas-forhandlerne i Kairo sier det ligger an en til våpenhvile med europeiske eller tyrkiske overvåkere av grensestasjonene. Deres uttalelser blir skutt ned av Khaled Mashaal som sier det kun blir våpenstillstand på Hamas’ sine premisser.

In the past two days, some Hamas officials have said the Egyptian proposal could be sealed soon. But on Thursday, the movement’s top political leader, Khaled Mashaal, insisted its conditions for a cease-fire remained the same — including a demand for an immediate Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and opening of the crossings.

«These are our demands and we don’t accept any political movement that does not accept them,» Mashaal said in a televised address from his headquarters in the Syrian capital, Damascus.

«Now we are at the critical moments. There must be a cease-fire but it must meet our conditions,» he said.

Det var helt andre toner fra Hamas-utsendingene i Kairo:

Ghazi Hamad sa de hadde kommet med justeringer av det egyptiske forslaget og at de nærmet seg et resultat Israel kunne godta. Hamad sa det var derfor Israel presset militært. De ville ha enda flere innrømmelser.

Salah Bardawil, a Hamas negotiator in Cairo, said his group demands Israeli troops withdraw within five days of the start of a cease-fire and seeks Turkish or European monitors to ensure that border crossings remain open.

The comments appeared to reflect signs of cracks within Hamas, between its Gaza-based officials like Bardawil and Hamad, and the Damascus-based leadership-in-exile.

President Mahmoud Ahadinejad hjelper neppe palestinerne når han heier på Mashaals uforsonlighet og sier at krigen viser at Israels eksistens er umulig.

In Tehran, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the fighting in Gaza has been «a great lesson for all,» saying it shows «the absolute defeat and desperation of this (Israeli) regime.»

He says that «even for the supporters of the occupying regime and its leaders, it has become clear that the continuation of the Zionist regime’s life in the region is not feasible.»


Iran president: ‘Not feasible’ for Israel to live