Mohammad (There's that name again) Dahlan is frequently presented as a "moderate" Palestinian leader, the kind of guy the West can do business with, surely. So, let's get updated on this "moderate's" thinking on how he will help bring peace to the Holyland..
"Certainly we will join forces in facing Israel, and Hamas announced that it will join its forces, will lead a struggle against Israel and also will run (terror) bases. I hope Hamas will succeed in those three things"
And what of Hamas, that Dahlan is happy to join up with?
Ahmed Bahr, a leader of the Hamas movement, said Hamas was not committed to any of the Oslo agreements that stipulated peaceful dialogue and cooperation with Israel. He said Hamas and Fatah, led by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, were committed to the same aim: "the end of the Israeli occupation."
Then - get this..
Mahmoud Zahar, head of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, told Hizbullah's Al Manar television on January 25th, and that his movement would continue to attack and refuse to recognize Israel and replace the Jewish state with a Muslim entity. We will not give up the resistance in the sense of Jihad," Zahar said. "Palestine means Palestine in its entirety -- from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River, from Ras Al Naqura to Rafah. We cannot give up a single inch of it. Zahar envisioned a Palestinian educational system that would instruct children to kill Jews. He said the Culture Ministry would idolize suicide bombers.
So, in summary Dahlan "the moderate" wants to work with the extremists in their desire to wipe Israel off the map. I which universe does this qualify him as a partner for peace? Neither Fatah or Hamas are interested in peace, and Israel should recognise this and instead seek VICTORY.