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Hamas officials held out the possibility of a coalition with Fatah and other parties -- and reaffirmed the group's commitment to what it calls armed resistance against Israeli occupation, as well as its opposition to negotiations with Israel.
"You cannot have one foot in politics and another in terror," told an international conference in Davos, Switzerland via a telephone hookup to the State Department. "Our position on Hamas has therefore not changed."
Originally posted by jtma508
They very well could be sorry they ever got elected.
Originally posted by Nygdan
I don't understand what this election and majority win for Hamas actually means. Hamas, the organization, is at war with Israel. Does this mean that Palestine, not just de facto but de juris, is at war with Israel? Does this mean that he yehudis can, and indeed if war is their status then they're obliged to, send their Army in to destroy the government and really occupy the country?
Also, Israel used to attack Hamas with impunity, they'd target and kill Hamas members and leadership. Is that political assasination now? Can they target and kill whoever the new Prime Minister is?
Originally posted by Hal9000
grover, if you go back further than 2000 years, the Hebrew (Isrealites) and Philistines(Palestinians) both came from somewhere else in the 14th century BC, and both have claim to the land. The only hope of resolving their differences is through cooperation and tolerance, which will lead to co-existence. IMHO, neither has anymore right to the land than the other.