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    • Cathal MacSiurdan
    • 27.01.06 | 12:50 (IST)

    A fair and democratic election. Respect. The first in an Arabic State. Hamas' victory is almost certainly a response to the corruption within the PA. If a ceasefire can be negotiated with Hamas, and that means restraint by the IDF too, anything is possible. But leaders have to lead and that means sitting down together. I'm Irish, and the present situation in Northern Ireland was brought about by people on all sides eating humble pie. I wish you all, Israelis and Palestians, for the sake of your children the best of luck.

    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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