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    • 27.01.06 | 02:08 (IST)

    The outrage against Hamas' democratic victory in free elections that rippled across the entire Israeli political spectrum is disheartening. Israel and The West have preached 'democracy' to the world yet fear to allow it in their own backyards. If Israel wants peace then it must be willing to deal with the representatives of the Palestinian people. The traditional terror tactics of Hamas will continues to attempt to co-opt, dismantle, or dissentegrate Palestinian nationalism. Furthermore, the claim that Hamas is a sattelite of Iran is absurd, Hamas is a Sunni based organization while Iran is overwhelmingly Shi'i and prefers relations with such organizations as Hezbollah.

    from the article: Palestinian economics min. tells world to give Hamas chance
    First published 00:00 26.01.06 | Last updated 00:00 26.01.06
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