Double Take / A month after Gaza war, Hamas still rides a wave of popularity
Rare Hamas rallies were allowed in the West Bank to celebrate the group's 25th anniversary and what is seen as a clear victory in last month's war. But relations with Fatah are still cold.
If presidential elections were held today, the Hamas prime minister in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, would defeat Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, a recently published poll taken in the West Bank and Gaza Strip showed. A survey taken three months ago showed exactly the reverse.
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