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    • Tareq Abuelhaj
    • 28.07.10 | 19:50 (IDT)

    Amira, you must recognize that the problem with the Hamas government, other than their embrace of violent resistance, is that their governing institutions are in Syria. The Palestinian people voted for Haniyeh in Gaza only to find out that it is Meshal in Syria which calls the shots on both interior and foreign policy. The fact is that the Hamas leadership in Syria is shielded from the harsh reality on the ground and are thus able to maintain a hard line whereas the local leadership were willing to compromise in line with the wishes of their constituency. That is not democratic at all.

    from the article: The Palestinian Authority is imprisoning Gazans
    First published 02:12 28.07.10 | Last updated 02:12 28.07.10
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