We wait to see if Hamas wins political control. It looks close and polls can be misleading. We then wait to see how Hamas responds to their new found power and if it acts responsibly. Remember, that at one time the PA was as much of an outlaw organization as Hamas is now. Can Hamas be any worse for either side than the PA? If Hamas chooses, a big if, to be grownup and join the world of responsible adults it is better organized and disciplined than the PA ever was. There is some potential there. The notion that Hamas could and should have been prevented from being elected is laughable. Let the Palestinian people take full responsibility and if they act and play the fool the whole world sees. So here is the REAL question. Will the Palestinian people continue to be their own worst enemy by tolerating criminals and incompotents in power or assert their right for a responsive government?
Beirut protesters must leave environment ministry, interior minister says (Reuters)
from the article: Palestinian economics min. tells world to give Hamas chance