Your quite hard on hamas and quite kind to abbas. I dont support either;
but hamas seems to be more honourable and abbas is favoured by israel & co
which says something i think. If hamas become more 'political', will that not
just mean toeing the line and accepting western politics? Its not that israel
and the west works by diplomacy or something - they work as militants and
pretend politics. Isnt this the mistakes made by palestinian leadership in the
past? ie osloWhat palestinians are suffering now is horrendous; but probably
they would be suffering just as bad if fateh had won the elections - just in
different, hidden, ways?Zayna
Terms like Honour do not mean anything but stubbornness in this context. And that is exactly what Hamas are, a group of stubborn, dogmatic and incompetant politicians. you are right the US Aministration and Israel are just as militarised in their actions as Hamas is, they are all stubborn and dogmatic, so I am not favouring any party in this stupid chaos were living. I am not asking Hamas to accept Western Political conditions. Hamas can go on and do what it wants. But in a framework that has been dictated on us by the pragmatic line of post Oslo Fateh politicians, Hamas cannot take what it likes and throw away what does not suit her. In the 10 months they have been in government, they have engaged in weeks of useless National Dialogue which ended in June by accepting the Prisoners Document. This was followed by weeks and months of dialogue to form a new government, which ended in NOTHING, NIENTE, NADA, RIEN.
My problem with Hamas is that they have not signaled, not for once, that they are taking the current crisis seriously. Which means that they have do not value the lives and living standards of the normal Palestinians. At least Fatah governments where much quicker to react to these needs, and that's what we should expect from democracy as opposed from a non-democratically elected government.
My only message to Hamas is: democracy is not about the number of ballots in the polls, but rather about how responsible you are to your people.
And people talk about Abbas's 'support' from Israel and US. Let us not forget that Hamas would not have come into existence had Israel not adopted the "American" tolerance policy towards Islamist movements which were mushrooming around the word during the time when it was better dead than red.