An eye for an eye will make us all blind, so why not take the stance of allowing HAMAS to play out their administration and see if they take action on
the promises they are setting forth. HAMAS is more
than a terrorist organization that has swindled an election. HAMAS has an annual budget of
about $70 million, over 90% of this is put towards education, orphanages, sports leagues, mosques, soup kitchens, and healthcare clinics. Now that
they are in power, they have the resources and abilitity to do even more.
HAMAS leaders today have to be conscious of their present surroundings. With Bush going from country to country to install democracy, the HAMAS must
be aware that if they try to govern with an iron fist, they may be faced with opposition from surrounding countries. It is to their benefit and
survival that they tone down the ways of the past. HAMAS wants to make a different for their people, they are finally in a position to do so.
My opponent says:
Any person, organization, and government that do not strictly follow the HAMAS as well as the Muslim Brotherhood’s interpretation of the Qu’ran
are their enemy.
My opponent makes the argument that the HAMAS is a radical group who can not be dealt with or trusted because if somebody does not share their
beliefs, then they are the enemy. United States, I believe are sharing the same umbrella here. If any leader does not agree with exactly what the
United States stands for, they are seen as the enemy. Is it the standard belief that we can not negotiate or trust this government in America?
Back to the main goal of HAMAS, to have a Palestinian state free of Israeli’s who inhabit the land at the moment. Since coming into office HAMAS
has attempted to contact different regimes who have declined to discuss anything with them until they accept the three proposals. HAMAS can not
accept these though, if they were to accept they would be renouncing violence, yes. But they would also be accepting the Israeli’s which is not
something they are prepared to do. The goal of the HAMAS administration now that is in power is to rid the Israelis off of the Palestinian land, but
to do so in a peaceful manner
Give the HAMAS a chance”. This is a sentiment that I sincerely wished the world could afford to give them. Unfortunately, as I showed in my first
post, HAMAS very roots make it impossible for them to allow any thinking person or government to give them a chance.
As my companion says here, HAMAS is not entitled to be permitted an opportunity to govern. With an 80% voter turn out and a very decisive win for the
HAMAS, the people have spoken. What right does any outside administration have to come in and say whether or not they are going to be permitted?
HAMAS continues to confine its attacks to Israelis inside Israel and the occupied territories.
This seems to go against the notion that everybody is the enemy of the HAMAS. HAMAS simply wants to come to a peaceful resolution with the Israeli
population, and for the first time ever they are in a position to do so. Their future hinges of their actions from here on out. If moderation is
going to happen, it will be in the short term.
All indications are pointing towards this on the horizon.