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Hamas Victory


A longer post is sure to follow soon, right now I want to just paraphrase a Palestinian member of the "The Third Way" party.

Basically she sees a lot of wriggle room for Hamas on international issues, peace and security, trade and Isreal. Far more wriggle room on these points than they will be willing to engage in domestically where commitment to Sharia Law and ideological fervour seem sure to make domestic life much tougher for moderate palestinians.

Some reaction for you all to browse through:
BBC 1,
EU Observer 1,
RTE 1,
Israpundit 1,2,
harry's place 1,
Talk Politics 1 (Well Thats Fucked It),
Opinio Juris 1,
Washington Realist (editor of national interest in US) 1,
Christian Science Monitor 1, 2(Is US push for democracy empowering Islamists?)
WaPo 1,2,3,
Haaretz 1,2,3,4,
Jereusalem Post 1,2,3,4(Blessing in disguise),

Bush Presidential website 1,
Guardian 1,2,3,4,
Timesonline 1,2,3,4(world reaction)
Al Jazeera 1,
Gulfnews.com 1,
AKI 1,
stuff.co.nz 1

Xinhua 1,
Ynetnews 1,
Newsweek 1,
Slate 1,
IPS 1,
More to Come.
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