hudna


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hudna

(ˈhʊdnə)
n
(Islam) Islam a truce or ceasefire for a fixed duration
[C21: Arabic]
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parties for a long-term 'reconstruction hudna [truce]', under the
Rawley called for a "reconstruction hudna (truce) for three to five years" to allow rehabilitation of the increasingly unstable coastal enclave.
The doctrines of strategic lying and deception, taqiya and hudna (truce), show-case the dangerous nature of political Islam as much as does the wife beating, honour killing, beheading, and other such practices which the extremists in this religion embrace.
Hamas said recently that they accept Israel within 1967 borders and have offered a hudna, a long peace.
The hudna can be extended for similar periods as long as the enemy remains powerful and would end once the Palestinians could renew the struggle.
There can be no peace; from time to time there will be a hudna (truce) that will be abandoned as soon as Israel's enemies are convinced that the power equation has shifted in their favor.
There is no connection between hudna and tahadiya and a ceasefire.
Finally, while Hamas refused to relinquish its right to armed resistance, political leaders publicly emphasized that violent forms of resistance were only a last resort and should only be utilized after all other peaceful strategies - the hudna ("long-term truce"), the tahdiyya ("short term ceasefire"), and electoral politics - were attempted.
Yousef lost his previous position as Prime Minister Ismail Haniyah's political advisor because his statements on the conditions for a hudna (ceasefire) with Israel were deemed too "soft" by others in the local command.
The United States will either dissociate itself in an unprecedented way from Israeli governments, allowing that country to come to terms on its own with a multi-polar Middle East by achieving at best a kind of regional hudna [truce], or the United States will combine political pressure on Israel and partnership with it to rescue the two-state solution from the dustbin of history, to which it is otherwise being consigned.
These mechanisms include the religious concepts of tahadiya (short-term calming) and hudna (truce) and Hamas's own concept of 'Palestinian legitimacy,' i.
And as Hamas' Nizar Rayyan said, "The only reason to have a hudna is to prepare yourself for the final battle.