Johnboy, you seem to have difficulty doing something many of us have no trouble with at all. It's called reading. You're assignment, if you choose to accept it, is to read, read completely, the charter of Hamas. After which come and tell me that the Palestinians are not captive to an ideology.
Government confirms MK Ofir Akunis as Minister of Science (Haaretz)
from the article: Palestinian leadership divided over plan to seek UN recognition