Hamas as well as Hezbollah, mr. zebulonguy, are grass-root organisations, they emerged from within the population. Unlike the corrupt PLO/Fatah of Yasser Arafat and the Lebanese administrations, they have provided medical care, education, housing, benefits, food for millions of the truly poor and deprived Arabs in WB, Gaza and Lebanon for a long time now. If you are a poor shiite Lebanese or WB-Pal and only those organisations will help your sick and dying doughter, what would you do? What does it say about us in the West that we refuse to talk to these people and instead support the corrupt people of PLO/Fatah and lebanese government. The US wanted democracy and they got it. What is the problem? And don't say Hamas is terrorist because so is the PLO/Fatah and Olmert/Livni/US do talk with and support Abbas, not?
10 arrested at Israeli Arab protest in Ramle (Haaretz)
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