Your dream is beautiful, but it is only a dream, a fantasy. In reality Hamas was chosen by the occupying power, supported and promoted by the occupying power, and this for a simple reason - it was believed that violent Islamist Palestinians would be less cuddly - less deserving of support from the western world - than the PA. Which is true enough. Hamas - like any fundamentalist religious nuts - are dangerous beyond a doubt. You wont see me supporting them in any way shape or form. But they are also a product of Israeli policy, and a perfect example of why that policy deserves no respect and no accomodation from the civilised world.
Roadside bomb kills five border officers in western Iraq (AP)