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Palestinians Want Peace: So Why Vote For Hamas?

by | 18th, June 2007

THE PALESTINIANS want peace? So why do they vote in Hamas? Is peace what breaks out after the hot heads have killed all the Israelis? A look at developments:

The enemies of the Palestinian people have been presenting the political chaos of the past week as evidence that they are premodern savages, capable only of building a Mogadishu on the Mediterranean. But on Wednesday afternoon, the real voice of the Palestinian people echoed out, for a fleeting moment.

Thousands of protesters – mostly women – took to the streets. They called not for sharia law or Qassam rockets against Israeli cities, but for peace. Amal Hellis, a 35-year-old mother-of-two, said: “I am not afraid. I will die to save my family and to save Palestine.” Her eldest son Medhat is a member of Fatah; her youngest son Refaat belongs to Hamas. When the marchers reached the Al Ghifary tower near the beachfront, they were fired on by gunmen – but they did not run away. The old women and their granddaughters stood in the crossfire, waving Palestinian flags and singing “Give Peace A Chance”.

Talk softly and carry a placard…

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