"My friend has just shown us that he does not understand the difference between a) "the functions of govt" and b) "authority"." Hamas has BOTH, schmuck. "A: That German Army retained the AUTHORITY to sweep Quisling out whenever they wanted to" Being able to dominate someone in a war isn't occupation, numbnut. "That is "effective control"" You are really an idiot. You come up with a THEORY that Israel can sweep, WHO out of power? Khaled Meshal? Who did Israel "sweep" out of power in Cast Lead? Really, moron, your theories are "quaint," but very laughable and desperate.
Pakistan: Suicide bomber attacks tribal police, killing 4 (Reuters)
from the article: Four Gaza factions halt rocket fire, in bow to Hamas