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    • Hamas
    • 18.09.05 | 18:30 (IDT)

    Hamas is a s dedicated to maintaing war with Israel as it is turning the PA into an Islamic state. Many Palestinians down play Hamas and say its target is Israeli occupation,they are ingnoring an entire part of the Hamas program directed at the future nature of the Palestinian State.In fact this conflict with Israel in my opinion might be secondary to Hamas who usese it as a vehicle to gain power in the PA.In fact Hamas has skilluflly exploited of its violence against Israel into violence against the PA. Their attacke were designed to kill 2 birds with one stone.In fact while it is possible that Hamas truly belives their deleriums and fantasies about destryoing Israel it might be a cynical ploy designed to keep the conflict open eneded or to give that impression in order for the conflict to continue to be their vehicle for power in the PA. They have more chance of taking power in the PA than they ever do of overunning Israel, I believe this is the real goal of Hamas the war with Israel is important only to the extent that it keeps Hamas relevant. It would not be the forst time a totalitarian organisation like Hamas used such cynical methods.Hamas will not disarm why should they? They will soon add De Jure power to their defacto power, they hold the winning trump card"we will use more violence against you than you are willing to use against us". it will take a civil war to dismantle Hamas will Abbas do it? Unlikely! Could he win? Unlikely! Face it Hamas is the real power Abbas is the figure head who gets the donors to give money which Hamas will control and will use to increase the scope of their parallel institutions to the point of making the PA irrelevant. Thats the way its going to be, it is obvious that Hamas has won their struggle with the PA all thats missing are the official govt stamps and seals that say The Islamic Republic of Palestine.

    from the article: Of course, Egypt is to blame
    First published 00:00 18.09.05 | Last updated 00:00 18.09.05
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