January 27, 2006

Hamas…...good or bad?

I think Hamas's coming into power is actually better than Fatah staying power simply because Hamas has more influence than PNA. If Hamas were to stray out of politics and just continue bombing people there would be no peace accord possible. It is important for the influential parties to win elections, so that real progress can be made.

Israel may have to deal with them in the end if the world puts enough pressure on them, but with so many innocent Israeli people killed by Hamas it really seems doubtful


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  1. Hamas are boss!

    28 Jan 2006, 01:39

  2. You think a party that uses suicide bombing is fit to run a state?

    28 Jan 2006, 18:21

  3. No.
    There is no state to run.

    29 Jan 2006, 13:51

  4. Well there is a bit of a state …. like the gaza strip and west bank…..but it isnt much and more importantly it is not even recognized despite being the only (non enforced) democratic regime in the entire middle east
    And no ankit I am not sayng they are fit to run a state, but I am saying that they rather them than a party with no influence to stop terrorism. And besides its all a matter of perspectives, they call themselves freedom fighters, and its not like the israelis are all decent with their means of killing innocent children

    30 Jan 2006, 10:14

  5. Well there is a bit of a state …. like the gaza strip and west bank…..but it isnt much and more importantly it is not even recognized despite being the only (non enforced) democratic regime in the entire middle east
    And no ankit I am not sayng they are fit to run a state, but I am saying that they rather them than a party with no influence to stop terrorism. And besides its all a matter of perspectives, they call themselves freedom fighters, and its not like the israelis are all decent with their means of killing innocent children

    30 Jan 2006, 10:14

  6. Christopher Rossdale

    Hamas's superb record at maintaining schools, hospitals and the vital public services that both Fatah and Israel did their best to withhold shows that they're fit to run a state. The suicide bombing is part of the extremist wing of the party, and considering the plight of the Palestinian people, it's pretty understandable – i'd support militant reaction if my country had been invaded and my people were being downtrodden, even if they invaders had american support. Until Israel, the USA and the EU renounce their intent to use violence for political means, Hamas have no obligation to do so.

    02 Feb 2006, 16:36

  7. Dave Sparrow

    Also, Hamas has completely upheld their ceasefire which started around a year ago

    02 Feb 2006, 17:11

  8. Yep. I have always supported violence when necessary. When I see reports on the news saying the Isrealis came in with tanks to some place, and Lindsay Hilsum says "within minutes the gunmen were on the streets protecting their people", I say fuck yeah, I know where I'd be if I were in that position.
    And my answer to this question is always the same, along the same lines as Chris. Who provides for the poor??
    While it may not be the most desireble situation to have quite an extreme organisation doing that essential stuff, that is the way it is, so will always have support of large sections of the poor. Who speaks for the poor is the issue, and it's the same reason why you have [i can't spell his name right now] as president of Iran. It's interesting to note that it's when someone comes to power off the efforts of the poor is when the West quakes most.

    02 Feb 2006, 19:48

  9. Some good points made, if a country attacked mine, I would fight it thats true. Hamas has a good record, and they have the people behind them, in my opinion there never was a better chance to make peace

    03 Feb 2006, 13:38


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