The Palestinians have never really been served well by their leaders. Their leaders have lead them into bloodshed and destruction. Hardly surprising that any voice of dissent is quickly stifled - usually murdered before the message can take hold. Equally, free elections in gaza take the form of killing off any opposition to hamas and frightening the populace into voting for them. The other side of this coin is that corruption is rife and any potential electorate becomes disillusioned. Hamas were clever in that they portrayed themselves as corruption free and their population believed it. While they throw the people scraps they have some support but there is more than one form of corruption and their misdirection is criminal endangerment.
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from the article: LIVE BLOG: Day 4 of Israel-Gaza conflict 2012