In order to defeat Hamas, one must first understand what it is and what it stands for. Hamas is a totalitarian, theocratic group. It is modeled on Iran and its proxy, Hezbollah. Hamas has used force, executions, and a coup against the unity government to establish total control over Gaza. Hamas has not been able, or willing, to actually participate in governing. It has been unable to make the transition from what could arguably called armed struggle to a viable political party. It has continued to rely on radical, Shia Iran, for its very existence. Whereas it could have easily gained support from the international community by agreeing to abide by conditions of the Quartet, it has preferred isolation to any acknowledgement of the hated Zionist entity. This hatred goes far beyond the natural hatred toward a political enemy. Rather, it is rooted in the very nature of Hamas. It is a hatred that stems from deep rooted theocratic ideology. No one should be allowed to forget this.
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