Dear Jebulonguy, Thank you for your reply. Calling a group extremist is subjective. To the vast majority of ordinary Palestinians, Hamas is not extremist, it is a stubborn defender of their rights. For them, Hamas represents how they feel after 40 years of tyranny and oppression, stubborn and angry. This is why they voted for them. They wanted someone who had the courage to stand up and express how they feel about their conditions, their suffering, and take the battle to the enemy no matter what the cost. The Palestinians are responding no different to the slave revolts throughout history. And the Israelis are behaving just as despicably as slave owners have done historically too. It is time for Israel to show some humanity. Unfortunately, it appears to have its soul. Regards.
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