"Hamas officials said the visit aimed at defying the political and economic blockade Israel has imposed on the area since the Islamist movement seized control there in 2007." After winning the election, Hamas was attacked by U.S. and Israeli supported Fatah fighters with APC's, heavy machine guns, RPGs, etc. And this was after Israel illegally arrested the Palestinian legislature. Haaretz should be ashamed of this 'reporting.'
Palestinian youths throw stones at security forces in Shoafat, E. Jerusalem; none injured (Haaretz)
from the article: Malaysia PM visits Gaza in show of solidarity with Palestinians