They're a bunch of murderers who dress up their violence in a religious / political manifesto of Palestinian Nationalism. Their charter calls for the elimination of Israel, and the death of the Jewish people. All else, their anti-corruption drive, their clinics, are secondary to this. Just remember, Mafia Don, John Gotti Sr. used to pay for wonderful fireworks shows every July 4th in Queens. They locked him up for life. He died of cancer behind bars. Dr. Rantisi applauded the bus bombings that killed Israeli children. Yassin wore a smile after the Sbarro Pizzaria bombing. Yes, they are thugs.
Monitor: Clashes near Damascus despite truce there, five killed in Aleppo (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. tells Israel it will shun PA gov't that includes Hamas