According to Elder of Ziyon, Hamas has just released a statement today on the anniversary of the first Qassam rocket fired, eight years ago today. This is the text of the statement:
"In the name of God the Merciful
A military statement issued by the Brigades of the Martyr Izz el-Deen al-Qassam
Qassam rockets at the so-called Zionist city of Sderot in response to the Zionist terrorist crimes against our people in the West Bank.
Hey fans of the heroic Palestinian people ...
O Arab and Islamic nation: with the help of God the Brigades of the Martyr Izz el-Deen al-Qassam declares it claimed responsibility for bombing the city of the so-called "Sderot" Zionism northern Gaza Strip, several Qassam rockets (1) Friday, 26.10.2001 comes our operation of this In reply to the Zionist crimes against the Palestinian people, which was most recently in the town of Beit Rima.
O our Palestinian: We promise to God and promise to the Zionists to make their life a living hell for them to abandon settlements and towns and get them out submissively with the help of God, and invite you to always be aligned to the option of jihad and resistance and not to despair, and we promise to be loyal always to liberate the whole territory of Palestine.
It is a Jihad, victory or martyrdom
Brigades of the Martyr Izz el-Deen al-Qassam
You will note that they do not promise to stop fighting once the settlements are frozen/gone, the siege is ended, the occupation is removed, etc., the way the Huff Posters claim. Israel cannot appease Hamas, they can only fight them or be destroyed by them. The Gazans must remove Hamas from power if they really want peace, because it is clear Hamas has no intention of ever making peace with Israel.