Hamas didn’t just gain, they won a clear majority, taking 76 of 132 seats.
They believe Israel is an imposed colonial state that has no right to exist – the state of Israel that is, not the people of Israel. And for them to be called violent when the other side has all the weapons seems a bit hypocritical to me.
Update: Sue says, if people can’t live together in peace and try for compromise, they’re going to have to kill each other until they’re done killing each other, and that the argument that the government and people are separate is specious at best.
I think Palestinians have the right of self-determination. They were forced off their lands and mostly live in large scale prisons now. Their resistance has grown steadily over the decades. Can the Israel/Palestine split be resolved peacefully? I dunno.
What do you think?