what worries me the most about the Hamas win is that it relects the strengthening of extremist Islam in the middle east. Even if Hamas changes their "platform" and recognizes the right of Israel to exist, how can we ever reach an agreement with an Islamic state that thinks Jerusalem is theirs because god gave it to them. The gap between Israel and the palestenians will only widen, as the palestenian society becomes an Iranian-style society, women lose what little right they have had. The social change will be profoundand that is bound to change the rules of the game.
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from the article: Palestinian economics min. tells world to give Hamas chance