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    • lakshmi
    • 15.12.07 | 21:39 (IST)

    different angle.Palestine is the last of the Liberation movements and Hamas is,in my opinion,a genuine Resistance Movement,like the ANC of South Africa under Nelson Mandela.The other freedom struggle well known to the world is the Indian one.Here you had a charismatic leader(Mahatma Gandhi)who succeeded not only because of his non violent philosophy but because Britain by then had attained a certain level of liberal democracy and could be struggled with at level.Israel,I am afraid,is not in that category.Gandhi once asked Martin Buber why the jews did not use non violence against Hitler.Buber answered correctly(in my opinion)that it would not have worked with Hitler.Ditto,israel.Now,Hamas is determined to win,wants to win,but if they have to go down they will take israel with them.No question.I don't know if you have been reading my posts but I recommend the immediate implementation of UN Resolution 181(the Partition Res.of 1947) which is the only legally authorised border between

    from the article: At least 300,000 Gazans rally to mark Hamas' 20th anniversary
    First published 00:00 15.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 15.12.07
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