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Friday, January 27, 2006

Pondering Hamas

The conventional wisdom is that the election of Hamas to power in Palestine will lead to an Islamic tyrannical state in Palestine. However, there are some simple issues that may cause problems with this. I have heard from several sources that Israel controls various utilities such as water and heat, which are supplied to the West bank. This means that any government needs to work with Israel regarding basic needs.

How then will Israel be able to provide such needs to a people who want to destroy Israel and have this as their policy. Therefore, Israel may need to demand that Hamas renounce the destruction of Israel as a policy both in words and action before providing services.

The Hamas election makes things very interesting and actually opens opportunities for settlement of the issue that did not exist before.

People are fickle, even in the arab world. This election may actually end up putting Hamas out of existence.