You cannot compare Hamas to the IRA. Yes they are two murdering terrorist organisation. Yes they killed many innocent people. Why has the IRA campaign finished? They realised there terrorist campaign was not able to achieve any more. They where losing support from there own people because there where failing to protect them from loyalist terrorist. And they were willing to negotiate and make compromises. Are Hamas ready for this? NO! And until they are ready talking will do no good there will just be broken promises. How can you negotiate with people who do not recognise your right to exist. The IRA campaign is over the real peacemaking is learning to work with there leaders in government But we would not be doing this if the IRA still felt they could have gained more through terrorism. Hamas believe they can!
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from the article: Strenger than Fiction / Thinking outside of the box about Hamas