I am not an Israeli, nor do I live in Israel. Therefore I am not qualified to "understand" the reality of a life under terror or a life under occupation. However reality takes precedence. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (refuah shlaima) chose to allow the developments that have unfolded re: Hamas and the election to take place. The world would only have scorned Israel for disrupting the election process. Now that the terrorist Hamas has won watching and being prepared to act are the best ways to deal with the situation. Blockading Hamas officials, stopping payments and any other disruptive activity will only be seen by Palestinians at large as Israels attempt to worsen their misery. Perhaps they are crying out for a change from Arafats cronyism and robbery of their futures. Hamas will succeed clandestinely to acquire funds and will be able to run the government with or without blockades. Israel has to deal with this development just as any other country has to deal with radical regimes.
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